Bargains! 10 quality S.League free agents

The transfer window in Singapore has opened again! Here are some quality free agents that clubs could turn to in order to bolster their squad...

Shariff Samat

One of the biggest name on this list, Shariff was actually a first-team regular at Geylang International in 2016 and put up a few good performances alongside either Daniel Bennett or Yuki Ichikawa in the heart of defence.

However, the 2007 Young Player of the Year was not offered a contract extension by the Eagles for this season. While Shariff is believed to have taken up a referee course last year and may come back in a different capacity in the S.League, he still has much to offer.

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The most obvious club that could do with his services would probably be Warriors FC. The Warriors have already conceded 16 goals in nine games, which must be worrying for head coach Razif Onn.

After a disastrous exit in the first round of the Singapore Cup, where they were dealt a 4-1 defeat by Boeung Ket, the Warriors must surely be pondering their options now.

Sufian Anuar

Sufian was among the eight LionsXII signings which Tampines made in the 2016 season, but saw little game time in a star-studded squad.

The former National Football Academy (NFA) forward was a good back-up though – just like he has been throughout his career – and proved that by scoring the winner in a 2-1 win over Philippines’ Ceres La Salle in the first leg of the Singapore Cup semi-finals.

For teams like Balestier Khalsa, who are struggling for goals, Sufian is actually a pretty good option. The Tigers have six points in total so far, after scoring a meagre four goals in 10 games.

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Do not forget THAT performance in 2014, when Sufian came off the bench in the 79th minute and led LionsXII to a 4-1 win over Pahang with his 15-minute hat-trick salvo.

Perhaps if he is given a chance, Sufian could again remind the crowd of his capabilities.

Hafiz Sujad

The question on everyone's mind now is: Where will Hafiz play next, now that his Thai club BBCU have sat out from all competitions?

Hafiz is a Singapore international who was nominated for the S.League Player of the Year award last year, so he will surely interest some of the big clubs.

Will Tampines Rovers take him back? Or will Home United add to their increasingly talented squad? Rumours are rife that the Protectors have already reached out to him.

Whoever takes him, they will surely have pulled off one of the best mid-season transfer coups.

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