Youngster Hadin Azman decided to stay put at Felda United, prompting a backlash from Johor Darul Ta’zim owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim for making things public, while three Malaysia Super League sides will leave it till late to complete their squad.
Johor Darul Ta’zim
IN: Dominic Tan (JDT II), Hasbullah Abu Bakar (JDT II)
The MSL defending champions are also pursuing Selangor’s Azrif Nasrulhaq but the Red Giants are stalling talks, in hope of keeping the young Malaysian star until end of the season.
JDT were also keen on signing Felda United’s Hadin Azman but the youngster turned down the offer despite initially expressing his desire to move clubs.
Hadin publicly announced he was turning down a big offer, prompting JDT owner Tunku Ismail to launce a scathing attack on winger’s credibility.
IN: Thiago Fernandes (Unregistered)
OUT: Ferris Danial Mat Nasir (Malacca), Ezrie Shafizie (Malacca), Bobby Gonzales (Negri Sembilan)
There are no new developments at the club after Hadin Azman’s move to JDT broke down, which also signalled the end of the Fighters’ faint hopes of getting Junior Eldstal as makeweight to the deal.
The Southern Tigers were eager to add Hadin but insisted Eldstal would not be part of any deal.
Irfan Bakti Abu Salim has still not decided which import player to release after re-registering Fernandes, who had a terrific end to last season but injuries had him ruled out since January.