One-quarter Malaysian Sam Somerville has begun training with Malaysian Super League champions Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT).
After FourFourTwo Malaysia exclusively revealed his link to Malaysia, Somerville has secured a trial at the Southern Tigers, reuniting with former Farnborough team-mate Junior Eldstal in the process.
"First training session at JDT. Nice to be back on the same football pitch as @JuniorEldstal after all these years," he tweeted on Monday.
Meanwhile, Eldstal also tweeted about it, saying: "Reunited with @SJSomerville after all these years.. Big talent for Malaysian football."
The English-born goalkeeper, who left Slough Town to join Burnham FC in March 2015, arrived in Malaysia last Saturday.
Somerville is the third foreigner with Malaysian heritage in recent times to try his luck at the club following half-English Ben King and half-Australian Curran Ferns.
With his grandmother originating from Kedah, Somerville could potentially secure a Malaysian passport and represent the Harimau Malaya in the future.
(Picture: Sam Somerville/Twitter)comments