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by eric samuel
Four Myanmar players try to block A. Thamil Arasu at their Merdeka Cup final last month. Thamil has been linked with a move to Selangor next season.
PETALING JAYA: Harimau Muda A striker A. Thamil Arasu has been linked with a move to Selangor next season.
The 22-year-old Banting player is among several Harimau Muda A footballers who have reportedly asked to be released to play in the M-League.
“I have received offers from a few teams, including one from a neighbouring country. I have yet to decide on my future next season but I have two weeks to make up my mind,” said the lanky striker.
Thamil, however, said that his priority now was to focus on the Myanmar SEA Games in December with the national Under-23 squad, who are coached by Ong Kim Swee.
The FA of Selangor (FAS) are keeping mum about their plans for next season.
But the die-hard Selangor fans will be hoping for changes in personnel as they want to see the Red Giants continue being among the top teams in Malaysian football, especially after three fruitless seasons (2011-2013).
Selangor are one of the most decorated teams in Malaysian football, having won a record 32 Malaysia Cup titles. They have also bagged five League, five FA Cup and eight Charity Shield crowns – making them the most successful team in Malaysian football.
Their best-ever showing on the international stage was a runners-up finish in the 1967 Asian Club championships after losing 2-1 to Hapoel Tel Aviv in the final.
Several key players are expected to leave the Red Giants for greener pastures next season, including home-grown hero Mohd Amri Yahyah, who has plied his trade with the team for more than a decade now.
Goalkeeper Norazlan Razali, Mohd Asraruddin Putra and Mahalli Jasuli are also set to join new teams next season.
There are also rumours that a former national coach is being sought to take over the hot seat in Selangor.
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