Melaka United have signed Tampines Rovers midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman on a one-year loan deal for the ASEAN player slot next season, the club announced on Tuesday.
This is the first time Shahdan has played outside Singapore. He previously played for Lions XII and Tampines.
“I’m happy to secure an overseas move and challenge myself in the MSL,” said Shahdan, who recently agreed a three-year extension with Tampines but will now take his wife and two sons with him to Melaka,” the 29-year-old told the Straits Times.
“Playing for a foreign team for the first time is a big opportunity for me. I know I haven’t been consistent enough so far in my career, but I am still hungry for success and I will work hard to re-establish myself at both club and international level.”
Shahdan becomes the fourth Singapore international to ply their trade in Malaysia Super League next season, following Madhu Mohana (Negeri Sembilan), Safuwan Baharudin (Pahang FA) and Hariss Harun (Johor Darul Ta’zim).