MSL Transfer Update: Lopes’ trial ends after his refusal to play in friendly

Kedah ended Bruno Lopes’ trial following his refusal to play a friendly match, a move that many may follow suit as Malaysia Super League (MSL) sides are refusing to rush into transfer deals. Here are among the activities have taken place… 

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Johor Darul Ta’zim

The Southern Tigers have yet to make any signing but are continuously linked with Selangor’s Azrif Nasrulhaq and Felda United’s Hadin Azman. The Red Giants, however, are reluctant to allow Azrif a contractual buyout.

Hadin’s move appears imminent though, after the youngster announced his desire to move last week

English-born Darren Lok has also been at the club since last month and a Facebook stated that he should be playing with Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) II in the Malaysia Premier League.

Felda United

IN: Thiago Fernandes (Unregistered)

OUT: Ferris Danial Mat Nasir (Malacca), Ezrie Shafizie (Malacca), Bobby Gonzales (Negri Sembilan)

Irfan is still in a dilemma on which foreign player to release after confirming the club will register Brazilian Thiago Fernandes, who was already on their payroll but unregistered due to injury.

Forkey Doe's form makes him almost undroppable. Photo: Felda

With the Fighters unlikely to show MSL leading scorer Francis Forkey Doe the exit door, either Zah Rahan Krangar, Lutfulla Tuarev and Gilberto Carlos will be released to meet the four imports quota.

Felda have also released Ferris Danial and Ezrie on loan to Malacca while Bobby Gonzalez has left for Negri Sembilan.


There are no new developments at the Red Giants apart from the club’s attempt to block Azrif’s departure to JDT.