Former French winger's model wife Jessica posts picture online ahead of his arrival in Mumbai today
Former French footballer Robert Pires (40) is in Mumbai today to announce his association with the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) that begins in October.
Robert Pires with wife Jessica. Pic/Getty Images
Pires gained legendary status at Arsenal, helping the London side clinch two English Premier League titles, earning them the 'Invincibles' tag for being unbeaten en route the 2003-04 title.
The Frenchman then moved to Spanish club Villareal in 2008, only to return to the EPL for a brief stint with Aston Villa before he hung up his boots in 2011.
The winger has been signed on by ISL outfit FC Goa. And the Frenchman's model wife is very excited about her man's move to the Indian sub-continent.
Jessica Pires recently showed her support for hubby by uploading an image on social media website Instagram that shows her draped in a saree. The photograph is accompanied with the message 'Ready For India #isl #football #comeback #robertpires.'
The picture posted by a saree-clad Jessica Pires on Instagram
Pires made the most of his free time just before traveling to India by taking Jessica away on a holiday to the Caribbean. The couple seems to love beaches and Pires' choice of team in the inaugural ISL could also have been based on this affinity.
While Jessica has not travelled with Pires to India today, it could well be only a matter of time before the star player comes away impressed with Goa's pretty beaches and flies his pretty wife down to India's most famous honeymoon destination.