Azrif’s JDT move set to be reignited

Selangor star Azrif Nasrulhaq is understood to be on the verge of quitting the club following talks between his father and the Red Giants’ management, with a move to Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) back on the cards. 

Right-sided player Azrif Nasrulhaq is pushing for an immediate move away from 2015 Malaysia Cup winners Selangor after reportedly agreeing terms with defending Malaysia Super League (MSL) champions JDT.

FourFourTwo understands Azrif, who is currently with the national team on a tour in Oceania, has already agreed terms with the Southern Tigers, but the move is subject to whether Selangor release him now or at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old stirred controversy in January after being pictured posing at JDT, which led to Selangor team manager Amirudin Shari accusing the Southern Tigers of stealing their young star.

JDT owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim later apologised for making an illegal approach.

Azrif’s father, Badrul Hisham, told local press this week that the player is no longer motivated to don the red and yellow of Selangor and it is best to reach a mutual termination. A figure of RM720,000 has been quoted to buyout Azrif’s contract.

“There are a few clubs that have been contacting us over Azrif’s availability, but I’ve been telling them he is contracted to Selangor and needs to get a release first. I hope Selangor will grant Azrif’s wishes,” Badrul told Kosmo.