Free agent Del Nero is rumored to be on the verge of joining the big spending Southern Tigers, who have already landed Dani GuizaFormer Lazio winger, Simone Del Nero is the latest big name player to be linked with the team many have now dubbed as Malaysia's very own Paris Saint Germain - Johor FC.
According to sources close to the Johor Football Association's top brass, the signing of the Italian winger is expected to arrive in Johor Bahru on Friday to be unveiled to the fans.
Del Nero is set to complete Johor's foreign import quota of three players. The other two foreign players in the team are former Spanish international Dani Guiza and former Johor United forward Andrezinho.
Del Nero, 31, won the Coppa Italia in 2008 with Lazio. He was on-loan with Cesena last Serie A season and made 11 appearances, scoring two goals.