As the 2018 ASEAN football season edges ever closer, FOX Sports Asia brings you all the big moves and signings you need to know about in our ASEAN Football Transfer Centre.
Friday, December 29
– In the biggest twist of transfer season so far, Malaysia Super League side Kedah have announced the capture of Alvaro Silva, just hours after his former club Ha Noi claimed the Philippines international had left them to join Thailand’s Sukhothai.
Thursday, December 28
– Fresh from helping Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng win the Hun Sen Cup, Cambodia international Prak Mony Udom could be set for a move abroad with interest coming from both Thailand and Malaysia.
– Ha Noi’s failure to qualify for AFC competition in 2018 looks to have cost them one of their foreign stars, with Spanish-born Philippines international Alvaro Silva leaving the club to join Thai League 1 outfit Sukhothai.
Wednesday, December 27
– Bangkok United look to be putting their faith in youth with the signing of Thailand Under-23 international Sittichok Kannoo from Buriram United, while also announcing that star Macedonian playmaker Mario Gjurovski is available for loan.
– Elsewhere in the Thai League 1, Muangthong United have also snapped up two of Thai football’s bright prospects in the form of Thailand Under-23 captain Chenrop Samphaodi and defender Suporn Peenagatapho, who has already appeared for them in last weekend’s Toyota Mekong Club Championship final first leg against Sanna Khanh Hoa.
– Myanmar international Kaung Sat Naing has secured his return to Thailand from Yangon United after signing a one-year deal with Samut Sakhon, whom he first played for on loan back in 2016.
Myanmar striker Kaung Sat Naing signs 1 year contract with Samutsakhon FC in T2. The former Yangon United player come back to Samutsakhon FC once again after playing for the team by 1 year loan contract in 2016 and helped Samutsakhon promoted to T3 for 2017 season. pic.twitter.com/Otr3qeIKjf
— All Things Thai Football (@ThaiFootballs) December 27, 2017
Tuesday, December 26
– Following in the footsteps of Chanathip Songkrasin and Teerasil Dangda, Theerathon Bunmathan could be the next Thai star moving to the J1 League with Vissel Kobe reportedly keen on his services.
– Despite having two other Singapore internationals on trial with them, Malaysia’s Melaka United have sprung a surprise by signing midfield playmaker Shahdan Sulaiman from Tampines Rovers.
Saturday, December 23
– They have been two of the biggest signings in transfer window, and their new Selangor coach P. Maniam believes Evan Dimas and Ilham Armaiyn can be the latest in a long line of successful Indonesian imports in the Malaysia Super League.
– He’s been one of FELDA United’s most-important players since moving to Malaysia in 2014, but Liberian playmaker Zah Rahan Krangar could be set to return to Indonesia with Liga 1 champions Bhayangkara reportedly close to securing his services.
Friday, December 22
– Despite having been linked with another Ha Noi star in Nguyen Van Quyet, it looks as though Thai League 1 champions Buriram United could soon be springing a surprise by unveiling Nigerian-born Vietnamese striker Hoang Vu Samson as their ASEAN import for the 2018 season.
Thursday, December 21
– Despite the flurry to transfer activity surrounding ASEAN football, Vietnam has been surprisingly quiet thus far but FOX Sports Asia football editor Gabriel Tan picks five who are primed to move abroad as foreign imports.
– Following his move to Thailand’s Pattaya United, Philippines international Hikaru Minegishi is excited at the challenge that lies ahead as he follows in the footsteps of compatriots Javier Patino and Patrick Reichelt in playing in the top flight of Thai football.
Wednesday, December 20
– The Thai League 1 will be graced by the man dubbed “the fastest footballer on the planet” next season after Port secured the services of Borneo wing wizard Terens Puhiri on a season-long loan deal.
– Following a half-season stint in Malaysia with PDRM, Singapore international Yasir Hanapi has returned to Tampines Rovers ahead of their upcoming AFC Champions League qualifier against Indonesia’s Bali United.
Tuesday, December 19
– One of the most eagerly-anticipated moves of the off-season was finally completed as Thailand star Teerasil Dangda completed his move to Japan, signing a one-year loan deal with J1 League outfit Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
– Kyaw Ko Ko, once regarded as the brightest star in Myanmar football, is set to move to the Thai League 1 after current club Yangon United reached a pre-agreement with Thai FA Cup champions Chiangrai United.
– Thai League 1 outfit Port’s continued to showcase their growing ambition by securing the services of Bangkok United marksman Dragan Boskovic, who was the top scorer in Thailand’s top flight this past season with 38 goals.
Monday, December 18
– Following a disappointing stint in Japan, Chan Vathanaka – the darling of Cambodian football – has confirmed that he will be playing in Malaysia next year after signing for Pahang.
– Zulfahmi Arifin is ready for the challenge ahead of him after becoming the latest Singaporean to move to Thailand by joining Chonburi.
Thursday, December 14
– In a FOX Sports Asia exclusive, we revealed that Singapore goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud – famous for his 18 saves in a 0-0 draw against Japan in a FIFA World Cup qualifier –
had sealed a move to Thai League 2 outfit Nongbua Pitchaya.
EXCLUSIVE | ?? goalkeeper Izwan Mahbud will be playing in ?? in 2⃣0⃣1⃣8⃣ and cannot wait to get started‼️https://t.co/wnJl68oq2Z
— FOX Sports Asia (@FOXSportsAsia) December 14, 2017
– Indonesian Liga 1 outfit Sriwijaya pulled off a major coup by securing the services of Tajikistan international Manuchekhr Dzhalilov, who was named the AFC Cup’s Most Valuable Player in the past campaign.
Wednesday, December 13
– New suitors have emerged in the race of Teerasil Dangda’s signature in the form of Sanfrecce Hiroshima, after J1 League champions Kawasaki Frontale initially looked to be the front-runners.
Monday, December 11
– Bangkok Glass midfielder Chaowat Veerachat – a two-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist with Thailand – is reportedly on the radar of J1 League giants Cerezo Osaka.
Tuesday, December 5
– In an exclusive interview with FOX Sports Asia, Cambodia international Thierry Chantha Bin shares his thoughts on his move to the Malaysia Super League after signing for Terengganu.
— FOX Sports Asia (@FOXSportsAsia) December 5, 2017
Monday, December 4
– The Indonesian Liga 1’s loss is the Thai League 1’s gain as Marclei Santos, who scored 24 goals for Mitra Kukar in 2017, is one of the first big-name arrivals of the planned Chonburi rebuild.
Sunday, December 3
– In a move that is likely to take Indonesian football by storm, midfield star Evan Dimas signs off on a high as he leaves Bhayangkara after helping them win the Liga 1 crown, joining Malaysia Super League giants Selangor together with team-mate Ilham Armaiyn.
Tuesday, November 28
– Singapore’s rising star Irfan Fandi – eldest son of the legendary Fandi Ahmad – is rumoured to have caught the interest of Thailand’s Bangkok Glass, although the 20-year-old reveals that he is still holding out for a move to Europe.
Monday, November 27
– Widely regarded as Vietnam’s number one player for the past couple of years, Nguyen Van Quyet is rumoured to be a target of Thai League 1 champions Buriram United for their ASEAN foreign player berth.
– Fresh off winning the S.League’s Player of the Year award for 2017, Albirex Niigata (S) Kento Nagasaki remains coy over reports linking him with recently-relegated Thai Honda Ladkrabang.
– Sylvano Comvalius, the top scorer of the 2017 Indonesian Liga 1 season with a staggering 37 goals, has announced his move from Bali United to Thailand’s Suphanburi.
After playing over the last 9 years in: Holland??Malta??Scotland???????Kuwait??Kazakhstan??China??Germany??Ukrain?? and Indonesia?? the story continues.. • • • For the next 2 years I will be playing in Thailand?? where I signed a contract with Thai premierleague club @suphanburifc ?!!!!! I’m really looking forward to start my task at the club which has allot of potential and 1 of the best facilities in SE Asia… • • • Special thanks goes out to Menno and Thomas!!!!