MSL Transfer Update: Plenty of changes in foreign players
B. Satiananthan has yet to make changes but he has already warned Argentine strikers
and Gaston Cellerino and Lebanese centre-back Mootaz Jounaidi that they would be on the chopping block if they failed to perform against Malacca in a league match on May 24.
JOHOR DARUL TA’ZIM
IN: Mohamed Ghaddar (Kelantan)
OUT: Brian Ferreira
The MSL defending champions knew exactly who they wanted when the transfer window opened on May 15 and made a swift move, tempting the Lebanese international to swap Kelantan for the Southern Tigers.
Ghaddar is the MSL’s leading top scorer with 18 goals but being already 33, the move appears to be a stop-gap measure till next season.
Argentine-Iraqi Ferreira was initially signed to fill the Asian import quota for the 2017 season but he has been far from convincing.
JDT owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim also recently said the club is looking at signing a Spaniard but did not reveal further details.
The recently-crowned FA Cup champions have yet to make any changes and may not need to do so after playing the best brand of football in 2017 despite being inconsistent at times.
Nidzam Adzha Yusoff’s hands, however, could be forced if Zachery Anderson does not return to full fitness over the next month.
The Australian centre-back has missed much of action in May, including the FA Cup final after doctors did not clear him to play.