Hassan eyeing overseas move

Warriors FC custodian Hassan Sunny has admitted that he might not stay with the Warriors when his contract expires at the end of the year, with coach Alex Weaver seemingly in agreement.

Hassan spoke to FourFourTwo following the Warriors' title triumph last week, the third S.League winner's medal of his career.

The Singaporean international had previously won two titles with his former club Tampines Rovers, although he was not a regular starter back then.

Hassan has since established himself as No. 1 for both club and country and has recently earned praise from a number of opposition coaches and players, including Juventus’ Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente.

The 30-year-old believes that the Suzuki Cup will be a great opportunity for him to impress clubs overseas.. 

“I believe that the Suzuki Cup is a platform for me to show my skills,” Hassan said.

“I hope overseas club will take notice and approach me. If not, I will stay in Singapore.

“I’m still waiting for Warriors to present an offer.”

Warriors Head Coach Alex Weaver feels that it is time for Hassan to take up a challenge overseas too, and described Hassan as one of the best goaltenders Singapore has ever seen.

“He is arguably one of the best goalkeepers Singapore has ever produced,” Weaver said.

“At his age and his experience, he really needs to push on at this stage of his career.

“If he ends up going overseas, I will be absolutely delighted for him.

“Obviously, I will be disappointed that we lose him, but if he’s going to do something now in his career that’s big, he needs to do it now.

“And so, if he’s not with Warriors next season, he’ll probably be overseas somewhere.

“I hope for his sake, if he’s not with the Warriors, he doesn’t stay in Singapore.

“He really needs to go challenge himself right now.”

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