MSL Transfer Update: JDT and Kedah make moves, most clubs still on the hunt for ASEAN and Asian imports
IN: Azmi Muslim (PKNS), Faridzuen Kamaruddin (Sime Darby), Zamir Selamat (PKNS), Shazlan Alias (Negeri Sembilan), Azrul Ahmad (Penang), S. Chanthuru, R. Gopinathan (both JDT), Farderin Kadir (PKNS), Ahmad Fakri Saarani (Kedah), Steven Thicot (AEL), Thiago Gomez (Doxa Katokopias), Shahdan Sulaiman (Tampines Rovers), Yahor Zubovich (Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino)
OUT: Marko Simic, Felipe Almeida, Jasmin Mecinovic
The Hang Tuah completed their transfer activity before the start of 2018, confirming the signings of Gomes and Thicot following trials.
Melaka have also signed 28-year-old Belarus forward Zubovich, who has never played in Asia, and Singapore international Shahdan. Shahdan, who is a central midfielder, is no stranger to the MSL having played for LionsXII in the 2012 and 2015 editions of the league.
IN: Syihan Hazmi (Kelantan), Khairul Izuan Rosli (Kelantan), Rizal Fahmi Rosid (Selangor), Madhu Mohana (Tampines Rovers), Nicolas Velez (Suphanburi), Syahid Zaidon (Felda), Kim Do-heon (Seongnam), Aizulridzwan Razali (Felda), Fakhrul Aiman Sidid (Felda), Flavio Beck Junior (Borneo FC), Renars Rode (Rigas FS)
OUT: Lee Tuck, Shazlan Alias, Annas Rahmat, Sean Selvaraj, Ashmawi Yakin, Shahrul Igwan, Hairi Safii, Bruno Suzuki
Negeri have confirmed that their German technical director Jorg Peter Steinebrunner will take charge of the team on their top-flight return.
Although they missed out on quality local players, Negeri have managed to sign for former South Korean international Kim from Seongnam and Brazilian Beck Junior from Indonesia Liga 1 side Borneo.
The Deer have also signed Aizulridzwan and Fakhrul from demoted MSL side Felda United. The club announced their final signing on Wednesday, centre-back Rode from Latvian club Rigas FS.
IN: Safuwan Baharuddin (PDRM), Norshahrul Idlan Talaha (Felda), Chan Vathanaka (Boeung Ket Angkor), Bunyamin Umar (Selangor)
OUT: Wan Azraie Wan Teh, Saiful Nizam, Heo Jae-won, Ahmad Syamim Yahyah, Joseph Kalang Tie, Nurridzuan Abu Hassan, Ashari Samsudin, Yamil Romero, Christie Jayaseelan
Pahang have kept some of their plans under wraps and have to yet speak much about potential signings despite needing to fill two more spots.
They have, however, added 29-year-old versatile defender Bunyamin from Selangor.
IN: Brendan Gan (free agent), Syazwan Zaipol Bahari (PKNP), Rafiuddin Roddin (Penang), Nor Hakim Hassan (T-Team)
OUT: Thiago Aquino, Yashir Pinto, Jasazrin Jamaluddin, Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak, Ibrahim Aziz, Abdul Hadi Yahaya, K. Sathiya, Sukri Hamid
There are no updates on the Perak squad. The Bos Gaurus are only expected to confirm three new foreign players next week.
There havs been talk of Misagh Bahadoran joining Mehmet Durakovic but the club have refused to reveal who they were in talks with until pen is put to paper.