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The Argentinian hotshot does not see himself ending his career with any other club

GOALBY    DARREN GOON     Follow on Twitter

Johor Darul Ta’zim’s Argentinian striker Luciano Figueroa was quoted on the club’s official website as saying that he would like to retire with the club. The 33-year-old professed his love for JDT with the following message:

"I’ve been very blessed in my personal life and in my career to be given the opportunity to be playing for Johor Darul Ta’zim. My love for the club and the fans has made me want to retire with this club as I don’t see myself playing with any other club."

Figueroa, nicknamed “Lucho”, joined the Southern Tigers in December 2013 from Greek club Panathinaikos for US$1 million, having previously played for Birmingham City, Villareal, and Genoa, amongst other clubs in Europe and South America.

He scored 11 league goals, second only to Golden Boot winner Paulo Rangel’s 16 goals, and combined well with compatriot Jorge Pereyra Diaz to help fire JDT to their first ever Malaysian Super League title in June.

JDT recently drew 1-1 with Kelantan FA in a charity game and beat S-League side Warriors FC 2-0 in a warm-up game for the upcoming Malaysia Cup competition. They have been drawn in Group C, along with Kelantan FA, ATM FA, and Penang FA, and will open their cup campaign at home against Kelantan on 13th August 2014