Singapore's Hariss still wanted by JDT for the 2018 season

Singapore international Hariss Harun will most likely play for Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) again but his chance will only come in 2018, JDT owner Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim shared. 

In another of his regular engagement session with the club’s fans, Tunku Ismail, more commonly known as TMJ, said the Southern Tigers were still looking to loan out the midfielder.

Hariss was not registered for any competitions this season and his Asian quota spot in JDT’s plans was filled by Brian Ferreira, who holds both Argentinian and Iraqi citizenship.

While this could point to signs of JDT wanting to offload the Singaporean, TMJ has claimed that the club still intends to retain Hariss’ services for 2018.

Hariss Harun will return at the end of his loan spell. He will return in 2018

TMJ was confident that Hariss would be able to return in the following season, as he believed the Malaysia Super League will undergo some changes and allow five foreigners to turn out for any one team, instead of the four allowed now.

“Hariss Harun will return at the end of his loan spell. He will return in 2018 because by then the M-League will allow up to five foreign players per team and he will fill up the spot,” TMJ said.

Hariss’ return to competitive action could even come sooner, if JDT fail to find a club to take him on loan.

The Crown Prince of Johor was unwilling to reveal much but he hinted at making changes to the squad in June, while stating the club needs to act responsibly.

“Whatever it is, there will be changes in June because at the moment I am not fully satisfied,” he said.

“But we need to be realistic because it is based on the budget we have.

"If every year we want to win trophies, become champions and spend money, one day the club will suffer financially."

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