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Tampines moving fast in the transfer market

It’s been only a mere 33 days since Tampines Rovers played their final match of last season, but already the Stags have moved swiftly to bolster their playing squad.

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Juergen Raab’s side have also filled their foreign player quota, retaining the services of Ryutaro Megumi and snapping up Jordan Webb

The club has already announced that Singapore international Khairul Amri will continue to lead the Stags' attack after the 32-year-old put pen to paper on a three-year deal while fellow international teammate Yasir Hanapi also re-joined the team after his brief spell in Malaysia with PDRM FA. 

Juergen Raab’s side have also filled their foreign player quota, retaining the services of Japanese winger Ryutaro Megumi and snapping up Warriors’ Jordan Webb.

Megumi was perhaps Tampines' best player last season with his nomination for the player of the year award a testament to his sparkling performances in his debut season.

Webb re-joins the Stags after previously turning out in the famous yellow for one season in 2016 where the Canadian netted 12 goals in 22 appearances whilst playing alongside former Arsenal and Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant.

“Megumi is a young player who has potential to become an even better player from what we saw last season,” Raab told FourFourTwo.

“I am very happy to keep one of our most important players from last season and as for Webb, I have always followed his progress in the S.League and for me, he is one of the best wingers in Singapore.”

The experienced Fazrul Nawaz, playmaker Shahdan Sulaiman and former LionsXII full-back Irwan Shah are also on the retained list.

FourFourTwo understands that the club is also looking to tie up deals for Young Lions pair Amirul Adli and Taufik Suparno as well as Eagles’ Safirul Sulaiman

Elsewhere, the departure of Singapore international custodian Izwan Mahbud to Thai League 2 side Nongbua Pitchaya has been softened by the addition of Syazwan Buhari. The former Geylang International goalkeeper Syazwan has been one of the best goalkeepers in the league over the last few years.

Home United’s Afiq Yunos is another solid addition that the Stags have made, while FourFourTwo understands that the club is also looking to tie up deals for Young Lions pair Amirul Adli and Taufik Suparno as well as Eagles’ Safirul Sulaiman in the coming days.