The five new MSL imports that have impressed

Foreign players have become so crucial for Malaysia Super League (MSL) outfits that they often make or break a team’s season. These five imports below wasted no time getting into top gear in the 2017 campaign, which is approaching mid-season already. 

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Gabriel Guerra

Signed from PKNS at the end of the season, the Argentine forward’s Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) stint came under surprising circumstances.

He was placed in JDT II and had already played in the Malaysia Premier League (MPL) this season. Football Malaysia Limited Liability Partnership (FMLLP) then announced a surprise feeder club agreement between JDT and JDT II, and the first transfer made outside the signing period allowed Guerra to move to JDT while Jeronimo moved in the other direction.

The 23-year-old was an instant hit as he slotted in comfortably alongside the likes of Safiq Rahim, Gonzalo Cabrera, Nazmi Faiz Mansor and Ahmad Hazwan Bakri.

Guerra has somehow filled the void left behind by creative forward Jorge Pereyra Diaz. The goals have yet to flow like his compatriot but Guerra did bag a hat-trick against T-Team in the MSL and made several assists already.