2021 Malaysia Super League transfer list
The transfer window officially opened on Nov 21 and will end on Feb 12, a full two weeks before the Super League curtain raiser between Johor Darul Ta'zim and Kedah.
Teams are actively looking to improve their respective teams and Goal brings to you all the movers and shakers ahead of a brand new season.
*Player names in bold are latest official announcements.
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Johor Darul Ta'zim
The seven-time MSL champions have already bid goodbye to star striker Diogo Luis Santo who arrived in the 2018 season and has contributed to the Southern Tigers' continued stranglehold on the league title. In terms of incoming, talented midfielder Danial Amier from Felda United has been signed on a free transfer while Syahrian Abimanyu became the club's first Indonesian player but an immediate loan out is already being targeted for the 21-year-old.
|Daniel Amier (Felda United)||Diogo Luis Santo (BG Pathum)|
|Syahrian Abimanyu (Madura United)||-|
|Safawi Rasid (Portimonense, return from loan)||-|
The 2019 FA Cup champions will compete in the AFC Cup in the coming season and plans are already in place to ensure that they get a prolonged run in the competition but only the outgoings have been announced thus far. Long-serving centre back Khairul Helmi and Singaporean Shakir Hamzah has been let go with rumours indicating a departure for forward Zaquan Adha as well.
Aidil Sharin is reportedly keen to add UiTM FC star Rabih Ataya to the fold that could give Kedah a far bigger threat from the wings.
|Syazwan Tajudin (Kuala Lumpur)||Shakir Hamzah (Perak)|
|Rozaimi Abd Rahman (JDT II)||Aminuddin Abu Bakar|
|Fairuz Zakaria (Penang)||Alif Yusof|
|Rodney Celvin (Selangor, loan)||Norfiqrie Talib|
|Ilham Amirullah Razali (Terengganu)||Khairul Helmi Johari (Melaka)|
|Ariff Farhan (Felda)||David Rowley (Penang)|
|Syazwan Zainon (Selangor)||Hadin Azman (Kuala Lumpur)|
|Rabih Ataya (UiTM, loan from Al-Ahed)||Amin Nazari|
|Anumanthan Kumar (Huogang, Singapore)||Zaquan Adha|
|-||Azri Ghani (Perak)|
|-||Irfan Zakaria (Kuala Lumpur)|
|-||Syahrul Azwari Ibrahim (Kelantan United)|
The player exodus from East Coast Peninsular Malaysia rivals Kelantan has been a boon to the Turtles, who wasted no time in signing three of them.
|Faisal Halim (Pahang)||Lee Tuck (Pahang)|
|Asnan Ahmad (UKM)||Dominique da Sylva|
|Hakimi Abdullah (Kelantan)||Faris Ramli|
|Ariff Anwar (UiTM)||Sanjar Shaakhmedov|
|Shahrul Nizam Ros Hasni (Kelantan)||Darren Lok (PJ City)|
|Nik Akif Syahiran (Kelantan)||Ilham Amirullah (Kedah)|
|Azarul Nazareth Azhar (Felda United)||Kamal Azizi Zabri|
|Petrus Shitembi (Sabah)||Babacar Diallo|
|Carli de Murga (Chonburi)||Stuart Wark|
|Chris Herd (Sheikh Russel)||D. Saarvindran|
|David da Silva (Persebaya)||Nasrullah Hanif (Negeri Sembilan)|
|Makan Konate (Persebaya)||Shukur Jusoh (Retirement)|
Malaysia Under-23 international Azri Ghani is said to be courted by the Bos Gaurus to give Hafizul Hakim much needed competition between the sticks. It would seem that 2020 top scorer Shahrel Fikri is in Selangor's radar and there's a good chance that Perak could lose his service.
|Azri Ghani (Kedah)||Thierry Bin (Visakha, Cambodia)|
|Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham (UiTM FC)||Ahmad Khairil Anuar Zamri (PJ City)|
|Shakir Hamzah (Kedah)||Shahrel Fikri Fauzi (Selangor)|
The Red Giants recently added two more names to their roster.
|Sharul Nazeem (Promoted from reserve team)||Taylor Regan (Sarawak United)|
|Zikri Khalili (Promoted from reserve team)||K. Prabakaran|
|Danial Asri (Promoted from reserve team)||Rufino Segovia|
|Aliff Haiqal (Promoted from reserve team)||Farizal Harun|
|Sikh Izhan (Promoted from reserve team)||Khyril Muhymeen (PJ City)|
|Shahrel Fikri Fauzi (Perak)||Syazwan Zainon (Kedah)|
|Tim Heubach (Maccabi Netanya)||Nick Swirad|
|R. Dinesh (Pahang)||Rodney Celvin (Kedah, loan)|
|Nik Sharif Haseefy (Pahang)||-|
This season's surprise package has been relatively quiet so far, apart from the retention of head coach Frank Bernhardt and centre back Victor Nirennold. Star striker Rabih Ataya meanwhile has been rumoured to have joined Kedah.
|Dirga Surdi (PDRM)||Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham (UiTM FC)|
|Abou Bakr Al-Mel (Bourj)||-|
|Dominik Picak (SV Babelsberg 03)||-|
|Nana Poku (Al-Markhiya, Qatar)||-|
|Adam Tull (Pahang)||-|
|Khairul Asyraf Sahizah (Perak II)||-|
|Khairul Rizam Che Soh (Kelantan)||-|
|Farid Nezal (PDRM)||-|
|Hardee Shamsuri (Pahang)||-|
|Alif Najmi (Perak II)||-|
|Fauzi Latif (Negeri Sembilan)||-|
|Khairul Izuan Rosli (Kelantan United)||-|
Petaling Jaya City
Having replaced head coach K. Devan with P. Maniam, the Phoenix are taking the bold step of fielding an all-local line-up in the coming season.
|K. Prabakaran (Selangor)||Safee Sali (Kuala Lumpur)|
|Ahmad Khairil Anuar (Perak)||Washington Brandao (Hoang Anh Gia Lai)|
|Faiz Mazlan (Felda United)||Anawin Jujeen|
|Raffi Nagoorgani (Penang)||Elizeu Araujo|
|Syahmi Zamri (Felda United)||Christie Jayaseelan|
|Tamil Maran Manimaran (Selangor)||P. Gunalan|
|Darren Lok (Terengganu)||K. Kannan|
|Khyril Muhymeen (Selangor)||Kim Bong Jin|
|S. Subramaniam (Kuala Lumpur)||Syazwan Zaipol|
|Sunil Chandran (Free Agent)||Amer Saidin|
|-||Aroon Kumar (Negeri Sembilan)|
|-||R. Barathkumar (Negeri Sembilan)|
|-||Damien Lim (Negeri Sembilan)|
|-||Fitri Omar (PJ City)|
The east coast side is rumoured to buy eyeing a move for Lee Tuck and Sergio Aguero after having said their farewells to the likes of Dickson Nwakaeme, Adam Reed and Ivan Carlos. However the biggest losses appears to be two talented youngsters in Faisal Halim and Nik Sharif Haseefy who are both confirmed to be leaving.
|Lee Tuck (Terengganu)||Faisal Halim (Terengganu)|
|Sergio Aguero (KL Rovers)||Nik Sharif Haseefy (Selangor)|
|Shahrul Aizad Zukifli (Felda)||Dickson Nwakaeme|
|Malik Ariff||Gopi Rizqi Rama Chandra|
|Baqiuddin Shamsudin||R. Dinesh (Selangor)|
|Zarif Irfan Hashimuddin (Felda)||-|
The Mousedeer have taken their time with 2021 appointments and signings, and have only re-signed head coach Zainal Abidin Hassan and parted ways with Safiq Rahim so far.
|Khairul Helmi Johari (Kedah)||Safiq Rahim|
|Wan Zaharulnizam (Kelantan)||Ferris Danial Mat Nasir (Negeri Sembilan)|
|-||Annas Rahmat (Negeri Sembilan)|
|-||Saiful Ridzuan Selamat (Negeri Sembilan)|
|-||Deevan Raj Siva Balan (Negeri Sembilan)|
The Rhinos required some time to sort out their ownership issues, and for awhile even their Indonesian head coach Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto looked to have departed, only to be re-signed later. They are now getting down to finalising their 2021 roster.
|Joslan Aping (Promoted from youth team)||-|
|Bobby Gonzales (Penang)||-|
|Sam Johnson (Free Agent)||-|
2020 Premier League champions and one of the two promoted sides next season Pulau Pinang have been busy preparing for the coming season, and they recently announced the arrival of Indonesia international Ryuji Utomo on loan and the appointment of Czech head coach Tomas Trucha.
|Ryuji Utomo (Persija Jakarta)||Lee Changhoon|
|C. Suwarnaraj (Perak II)||Zamri Pin Ramli|
|Jafri Chew (Free agent)||Zharif Desa|
|Sheriddin Boboev (FC Istiklol)||Yoges Muniandy|
|Quenting Cheng (Selangor 2, loan)||Ramadhan Abdul Hamid (Kelantan United)|
|Khairul Asyraf Ramli (Kelantan)||Oscar Wong|
|Azwan Aripin (Kelantan)||Nurshamil Abdul Ghani|
|Danial Ashraf Abdullah (Kelantan)||Hazrull Hafiz Zulkifly|
|Shafiq Afifi Suhaimi (Perak II)||Bobby Gonzales|
|Bryan See (PDRM)||Fairuz Zakaria (Kedah)|
|Fadhil Idris (Felda United)||Syukur Saidin|
|Zafuan Azeman (Free agent)||Raffi Nagoorgani (PJ City)|
|Saarvindran Devandran (Terengganu)||-|
|David Rowley (Kedah)||-|
The newly promoted side who finished second in the Premier League last season to gain the move up, will have a new head coach in Chilean Simon Elissetche despite Nidzam Adzha leading the team last season. This is because Nidzam does not possess the AFC Pro A License required to be a Super League coach.
|Hadin Azman (Kedah)||Fandi Othman|
|Safee Sali (PJ CIty)||S. Subramaniam|
|Irfan Zakaria (Kedah)||Alif Samsudin|
|Julian Bechler (JDT II)||Hafiz Johar|
|Dominique Da Sylva (Terengganu)||-|
|Anwar Ibrahim (Selangor)||-|