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Thai League Transfer Update – 31st January 2018

With the season-opening Champions Cup set to be played this upcoming weekend, Thai League transfers have begun to slow down as clubs consolidate and solidify their squads for next season.

The most notable transfer in the top division in recent days has been the arrival of South Korean international Oh Ban-Suk, who signs for Muangthong United on a temporary basis from UAE side Al-Wasl. Having spent the majority of his career in the K League with Jeju United, the central defender has made two appearances for his country in 2018.

With this signing, the Kirin have seemingly completed their foreign player roster for next season, with fellow Korean Lee Ho expected to remain at the club, alongside Heberty Fernandes and Mario Gjurovski, and ASEAN quota stars Aung Thu and Dang Van Lam.

Former Muangthong United coach Totchtawan Sripan has been building up his new squad with Suphanburi FC. The side has retained the services of Cleiton Silva and Anderson Dos Santos and added a third Brazilian into the mix in the form of Jonatan Fereira Reis, who made an incredible impression last season after his performances with Prachuap.

More exciting transfer moves have emerged from the second division. Samut Sakhon FC, who recently made an impression by knocking BG Pathum United out of the Leo Preseason Cup, have secured a couple of stellar deals ahead of next season. The side have acquired Air Force FC captain Tana Sripandorn, and Malagasy winger Njiva Rakotoharimalala, who scored an impressive 11 goals from 28 games last season for Sukhothai. Additionally, Lampang FC have acquired former Buriram and Chiangrai United striker Rafael Coelho.