New signing Figueroa has high hopes for JDT

Johor Darul Takzim's latest signing Luciano Figueroa is determined to bring success to The Southern Tigers over the next two years

The 32 year old former Argentina international said that he is confident that with the strength the team has, JDT can be the biggest club in the region, and not just in Malaysia.

According to the The Star, Figueroa said “The football development project that Johor FA offered me is really hard for me to refuse. I want to win the Malaysian League and help my new team to qualify for the AFC Cup in two years time.“

The striker is excited and cannot wait to start training and playing with his new teammates, including a reunion with former Argentina teammate Pablo Aimar.

“I played with Aimar in our national team Confederations Cup back in 2005, and I am really happy to be on the same field with him again,” he added.

Meanwhile, JDT coach Cesar Jimenez has expressed his delight with the new signing and is confident that Figueroa can adapt quickly to the local weather.

Figueroa, who has played across Europe with teams such as Birmingham City, Villareal and Panathinaikos, is one of the new big name signings made by JDT in their quest to strengthen their team for next season.