Iain Hume is heading back to where it all began.
The Canadian international signed a six-month contract with English League Two side Tranmere Rovers on Thursday, returning to the club where he started his career in 1999 and spent seven seasons before moving on in 2005.
Hume is heading back to England shortly after earning Player of the Year honors in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League, in which he helped lead Kerala Blasters to the ISL final. The length of his deal at Tranmere leaves open the possibility of a return to the ISL for the 2015 season, which is expected to begin in October.
Hume featured in both of Canada’s recent friendlies against Iceland, and his new deal at Tranmere increases his chances of remaining on head coach Benito Floro’s radar with World Cup qualifying and the CONCACAF Gold Cup coming this summer.
Floro’s team is in dire need of some attacking punch, with Canada having scored just eight times in its last 20 matches. Hume has six career goals for Canada’s senior national team, and scored five times in 16 matches for Kerala Blasters last season.