Mumbai: Indian Super League and Germany's top football league have officially entered into a long-term agreement on Friday for the development of football and commercial partnerships among themselves.
With this partnership, Bundesliga will take an active role in the youth development and grassroots programme organization nationwide.
Apart from this, the league will set a platform to help ISL clubs enter into strategic and commercial tie-ups with Bundesliga clubs. This is a huge step ahead for the German league in making the foray into the Indian football market.
Speaking about this, Robert Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Bundesliga International, said: "Indian fans appreciate pure and authentic football which is why they really connect with our league, which prides itself on being 'Football as it's meant to be'.
"The most goals of any top-flight European league, the best fan experience, amazing stadiums and the platform it provides for young talent all make the Bundesliga a fantastic proposition for India's passionate sports fanatics."
Srinivasan Gopalakrishnan, on behalf of IMGR, added: "It is an exciting opportunity for us to work with a football league that has a long-term vision for what it wants to achieve and has the strength of conviction to back this desire with the required investments."