BY OOI KIN FAI Follow on Twitter
After spending a season with Negeri Sembilan, Daniel Ting will return to Johor to be part of the Johor Darul Ta'zim II (JDTII) team for the 2017 season.
The transfer was announced on The Southern Tigers official site and the 23-year-old will remain in the Premier League for another season at least. Ting's time with Negeri Sembilan started brightly but ultimately failed to win promotion to the Super League after suffering a mid-season collapse.
"I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in Malaysia and perhaps South East Asia. HRH TMJ played a massive role in my decision to join JDT II, everyone speaks so highly of TMJ. JDT as a club is an attraction in itself, the facilities, the professionalism and the success that the club has had," said Ting on his signing with JDTII.
The charm and lure of moving down South to join up with Benjamin Mora and JDTII was far too attractive for Ting whose service was also rumoured to be coveted by several other teams in the top flight.
"I had offers from Super League clubs but as soon as I spoke with JDT II Head Coach Benjamin Mora and Sports Director Alistair Edwards it was clear that JDT was the right club to further my career in Malaysia."
With Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) announcing that their focus for the next forseeable few years is on development and bringing through more players, there could be a chance for Ting to get promoted to the Super League side should he do well for JDTII.
Not to forget the possibility of Mora moving on up to the top job, this is the right opportunity for Ting to work first hand with the Mexican and try to impress him.