City-based Football Next Organisation Friday claimed that former Argentina star forward Javier Saviola, Brazilian midfielder Jose Edmilson and Portugal winger Simao Sabrosa will be part of the Barcelona Legends side that is slated to take on Mohun Bagan here on September 28.
"For any match like this one needs to take permission from FIFA, AIFF and the state body (IFA) so as to facilitate Visa process. But they have not yet informed us," the official said.
"We had a meeting with Football Next Organisation's Koushik Moulik a month back and given a green signal. Our only concern was to get a ready pitch so that the ISL can get underway, to which they have agreed," an official said.
Mohun Bagan, on the other hand, have already declared a 51-man initial squad. A final list of 30 players will be revealed soon.
The Barca legends side are scheduled to visit the Barcelona academies in New Delhi and Mumbai as its part of a project that aims to contribute to the globalisation of the Barca brand and its values through the yesteryear legends, as well as to help the players earn money after retirement.
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