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Home-ward bound? Sahil sparking Protectors' interest

FourFourTwo understands that Home United are currently negotiating a deal to sign Singapore and Sarawak striker Sahil Suhaimi for the 2018 season.

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The 25-year-old shot to fame with his match-winning brace as a substitute to help the now-defunct LionsXII defeat Kelantan FA 3-1 in the 2015 Malaysia FA Cup final.

However, his career seemed to have stalled a little ever since. After scoring seven goals for Geylang International in 2016, he joined Tampines Rovers earlier this year and made just four appearances off the bench in the AFC Cup before leaving for a month-long training stint with English Premier League side Burnley's developmental squad. 

We are always on the lookout for good and potential players who can improve the squad. There's no confirmation about his signing yet, we hope to update the fans soon

- Home United spokesman

Sahil then joined Malaysia Super League (MSL) side Sarawak FA in May, with his one goal in eight starts and two substitute appearances not enough to prevent the club from suffering relegation to the second tier. 

"We are always on the lookout for good and potential players who can improve the squad,"  said a Home United spokesman. "There's no confirmation about his signing yet, we hope to update the fans soon."

Home coach Aidil Sharin declined comment.

It will be an important pre-season ahead for Home as they seek to find reinforcements for a squad hit by key departures like national custodian Hassan Sunny (Army United), national vice-captain Hariss Harun (returned to parent club Johor Darul Taz'im) and Croatian top scorer Stipe Plazibat, who is set for a move to Thai top tier side Bangkok Glass. 

Last season's standout local player Faris Ramli has also been heavily linked to a move to MSL giants Selangor FA. 

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