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Thai League Transfer Update – 25th December 2018

Port FC have been the busiest Thai League club in recent weeks. The side sealed a ฿40m (£970k) deal for three Bangkok United players. Thai International Sumanya Purisai is the cornerstone of the deal, as the 32-year-old midfielder finished as the league’s top local scorer last season. However, he is also joined by left-back Ernesto Amantegui Phumipha and fellow midfielder Sansern Limwattana.

The Klongtoei outfit have also supposedly sealed a loan deal for Buriram midfielder Go Seul-Ki, who spent the 2018 campaign on a temporary spell with Incheon United in the K League. Official confirmation of this deal is expected at the start of the new year. His arrival at the PAT Stadium has opened up the door for speculation about the future of current Port star Kim Sung-Hwan, who may need to go on loan to free up the side’s AFC Quota.

Recently relegated Police Tero have also been active in the transfer market as they hope to bounce back to the top division. After already allowing Aung Thu to depart to Muangthong United, the side lost star winger Mongkol Tossakrai to Army United. However, the former Thai League champions have quickly moved to fill gaps in their side with a host of new foreign players. Former Port and PTT Rayong striker Josimar Rodriguez is set to lead the line, and he will be joined by countryman Antonio Pina from Nakhon Ratchasima. Korean defender Kwon Dae-Hee has also signed after being released by Prachuap at the end of last season.

Prachuap themselves have sealed a deal for Uzbekistan international defender Artyom Filiposyan. He will join current defensive stalwart Adnan Orahovac in defence, who has extended his current contract with the Wasps.

Elsewhere, rumours surrounding the fates of significant Thai internationals continue to run rampant. Muangthong supposedly remain in the hunt for Ratchaburi’s Philip Roller, and questions remain over Thitipan Puangchan’s expected move to Cerezo Osaka.