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Kedah fan puts Spanish striker up for sale on Malaysia online shopping portal

Three goals in Kedah's opening five league matches has not been enough to prevent Spaniard Pablo Pallares from being put up for sale...by a less-than-amused fan on Mudah.my, Malaysia's version of eBay or Alibaba.

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Despite netting on a number of occasions, Pallares, once a trainee at Atletico Madrid, is seen in certain quarters to be struggling to adapt to Kedah's game, which seems to lack the cutting edge under fellow Spaniard and new coach Ramon Marcote.

RM100 was the asking price for Pallares on the website and it was followed by a tongue-in-cheek description in Malay.

The fastest forward in Malaysia at the moment. His old team does not fit him because he is too fast ... faster than the ball

When translated, it reads: "You have a football team but don't have a striker ... this is your chance.

"The fastest forward in Malaysia at the moment. His old team does not fit him because he is too fast ... faster than the ball.

"The price is negotiable so you are not at a loss. Cash on delivery for those nearby or he could be sent by express post free of charge. There's also a free gift and instalment plans are available."

The Darul Aman Fan Club, meanwhile, have called Kedah to 'rest' Marcote and Pallares. Resting is often the term used in Malaysia when a coach is put on gardening leave and it’s usually the first step out of the club.

Ironically it was a fan poll by main sponsors ECK that lead to Marcote getting the job in the first place.

The Red Eagles are struggling to find their rhythm in the Malaysia Super League, with two wins and three loses thus far, sitting seventh in the table. The FA Cup defending champions were also knocked out of the competition by Pahang in round three over the weekend.

Pallares was almost anonymous in that match, one of the few times he has not performed in games during his short time in Malaysia.

Photo: Asiana.my