Despite Selangor's financial woe and his teammates' exodus, Indonesia international Andik Vermansah intends to see out the year remaining on his contract with the Red Giants.
BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter
Despite Selangor's dire current financial situation, Indonesia international Andik Vermansah has expressed his intention to stay with them for the 2017 season.
The winger was quoted by Bola.com as saying that he wants to stay, unless the Red Giants have no other options but to release him.
"I have one year left in my contract with Selangor. I intend to respect that contract, and am not thinking of leaving.
"However the situation changes if they release me due to their current financial predicaments," vowed Andik, who recently won second place with Indonesia at the 2016 AFF Cup.
His promise has also been corroborated by his agent, Muly Munial.
"Selangor need not worry. Andik Vermansah remains committed to his contract.
"There have been offers from clubs in Indonesia and Malaysia, but we've been ignoring them as we intend to do it ethically and want to maintain the good relationship that has been built between Andik and Selangor," explained Muly to Bola.com.
Andik has been one of the standout performers in what was admittedly a forgettable 2016 season for Selangor. The Red Giants finished fifth in the Super League, and then finished as runners up in the Malaysia Cup.
The financial problem faced by the Red Giants, brought about by internal power struggles with the Selangor FA, has seen them so far unable to secure enough funding to compete in the M-League in 2017. Their stars have also abandoned ship, including Nazmi Faiz Mansor and Hazwan Bakri who left for JDT, and Hafiz Kamal and captain Shahrom Kalam who joined Perak.