Figueroa likely to leave JDT
On Wednesday, the Southern Tigers posted a picture on the social media platform hinting an arrival of a new foreign striker.
Without revealing the player's identity or appearance, the post read: "Johor Darul Ta'zim will announce the signing of a new import striker on March 25th, 2015.
"The 24-year-old player will be officially unveiled to fulfill JDT's foreign player quota and strengthen Bojan Hodak's squad."
As Patricio Rodriguez has already arrived in Malaysia and been earmarked as a straight replacement for Diaz, the mystery signing means that Figueroa, Hariss Harun, or Marcos Antonio will be sacrificed in the April transfer window to free up a space in the foreign player quota.
Of the trio, Figueroa looks the most likely to be the sacrificial lamb due to his ongoing injury, despite playing a key role in the team's league title success last season.
Without the Argentine's services, JDT have been struggling in the goal department, most recently losing 2-0 to Kitchee in Hong Kong.
Therefore, they may opt to replace Figueroa with a fit striker to maintain their challenges on all fronts.