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Johor FA president not willing to meet Kelantan FA’s RM1 million valuation of their national striker, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha

The transfer saga involving Malaysian international, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, looks set to drag on after the president of Johor Football Association (PBNJ) hit back at his Kelantanese counterparts for asking too much money for the striker.

The Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) have apparently placed a RM1 million price tag on the want-away Norshahrul, whose contract is valued at about RM 300,000.

PBNJ president, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim confirmed that they will only conduct business according to the transfer rules stipulated by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).

“We will not succumb to short-cuts and will follow strictly FAM rules,” he told reporters at the contract signing ceremony of both Johor and Johor FC players in Johor Bahru yesterday.

Norshahrul is reportedly earning RM 297,000 annually with Kelantan and FAM rules state that Johor should be able to acquire his services by buying off the contract at that amount.

The 26-year-old is currently away on national duty in Hanoi.


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