Former Coventry City fans’ favourite Carl Baker is unlikely to rejoin the club despite being released by Sky Bet League One club Portsmouth according to The Portsmouth News.

The 34-year-old Prescott born midfielder spent over four years with The Sky Blues between 2010 and 2014 with the player going on to make 182 appearances for the club, scoring 28 goals.

After failing to retain his place in the Portsmouth starting line-up following their promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season, Baker was released from his contract at Fratton Park by Pompey on Thursday to allow the veteran midfielder to find a new club. Former employers Coventry City have long been linked with a move for the player however it has now been reported that Baker could resume his career overseas.

Indian Super League outfit Kerala Blasters are believed to be closing in on the signing of Baker with a deal thought to be just days away. The Kochi based club have recently appointed former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen as their new boss and the Indian outfit will be looking to go one better than their runners-up position last season and win the Indian Super League this term.

Midfielder Baker made 46 appearances for Portsmouth last season and scored nine goals as the club finally secured promotion back to the third tier of English football.

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