Exclusive | Odisha FC in advanced talks with Messi Bouli

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Odisha FC are in advanced talks with Kerala Blasters forward Messi Bouli. The 28 years old Cameroonian scored 8 goals in the last ISL season.

Before coming to India, Messi Bouli played for Foolad in the Persian Gulf League. He has also played in China with Yanbian Funde. Other than that, He spent most of his career in Cameroon with APEJES and Canon Yaounde.

Messi Bouli has also donned the Cameroon National team jersey. He made his debut in 2014 against Gabon. His only goal for Cameroon came against São Tomé and Príncipe national football team in 2018.

Messi Bouli was one of the best player for Kerala Blasters last season. Apart from his goal contributions, he also acted like a target man which helped Kerala Blasters to build attacks. His aerial abilities make big impact in set peices.

Odisha have signed many young players this season along with new head coach Stuart Baxter. It will be interesting to see how Messi Bouli will fit into the team if they manage to sign him.