According to the Guardian, 35-year-old was without a club since leaving West Brom following his ban for using the quenelle gesture (which is deemed to have anti-Semitic sentiments) against West Ham in a Premier League clash.
Anelka posted on his twitter account, “I’m pleased to join Mumbai City FC & very exciting in joining Indian Super League. Talented international players and top Indian talent will make matches thrilling affairs. I look forward to using my ability to do well for my team in the matches we play.”
I'm pleased to join Mumbai City FC & very exciting in joining Indian Super League.
— nicolas anelka (@anelkaofficiel) September 15, 2014
Team owner Ranbir Kapoor said on the signing of Anelka that, “We are delighted to announce the signing of Nicolas Anelka and thrilled that a player with a stunning pedigree such as his is part of our team. His abilities and experience are known the world over and I am certain his presence will give us the firepower required upfront. We welcome him to the Mumbai City FC squad.”
The inaugural season of the Indian Super League(ISL) kick-starts in October 2014.