MSL 2016: This year's best signings

Ahead of the 2016 Malaysia Super League (MSL) season, FourFourTwo takes a look at 10 of the biggest and best imports that will be turning out for their teams over the following months.

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Ali Ashfaq (PDRM)

The only one of the Malaysia Football Awards’ top three foreigners from the 2015 season to still be in the country, the Maldivian has left fans around the country in no doubt about his goalscoring qualities.

The Man of Steel scored plenty in his first season with the Cops and played a big part in the team's promotion in 2013. Ali picked up where he left off in the MSL last year and was the joint fourth top scorer; not bad for someone playing with a mid-table team.

Good news for fans and bad for defenders is the fact that he has recently retired from international football, leaving him free to focus on breaching Malaysian backlines.

Safuwan Baharudin (PDRM)

LionsXII may not be in the (MSL) these days but there are still a few classy Singaporeans dotted around the league. Take Baharudin for example. The only ‘weakness’ this particular Lion has is that he has no weakness at all, which means he can excel in so many positions. 

This is why the likes of Pahang and Selangor were chasing his signature. He can play in the middle of defence, where PDRM certainly need a little shoring up in that regard, or in midfield. Safuwan could be one of the stars of the season.