Thai clubs distance themselves from Noh Alam Shah

The former Singapore striker has been snubbed by several Thai Premier League clubs, who is a free agent after being released by Indonesian First Division side PSS Sleman

Former Singapore international Noh Alam Shah looks set to be out of regular football for the foreseeable future after being snubbed by several clubs in the region during the mid-season transfer window.

Sources close to Goal Singapore revealed that the former Tampines Rovers striker was offered to a number of top division clubs in the Thai Premier League (TPL). 

Although several of them had initially shown interest in the 32-year-old, they decided not to follow up on the forward due to several factors, which include a history of on-field incidents and a bad testimony by his previous club.

Alam Shah last turned out for Indonesia First Division club PSS Sleman but was offloaded due to a "lack of goals" and "poor performance", as cited by the club management to the media in May. 

“Yes, he was offered to a few TPL clubs but the coach was worried about his disciplinary problems and decided not to sign him," an official from one of the interested clubs said on condition of anonymity.

It is not the first time that a Thai club has shown interest in a Singapore player. Bangkok Glass had moved for LionsXII duo Shahril Ishak and Baihakki Khaizan earlier in the year, but the transfers did not materialise as the two players had sign a one-year contract extension with the Malaysian Super League club.

But despite the unfortunate conclusion of the matter, Goal Singapore was informed that TPL clubs are still monitoring both players closely and might rekindle their interest for the new season.