SINGAPORE: Local football stalwart Safuwan Baharudin has finally signed for Malaysia Super League (MSL) team PDRM on Tuesday (Dec 22), ending weeks of speculation and negotiations between the club and the Football Association of Singapore over the player’s contract, which had a year left to run.
PDRM - a Royal Malaysia Police side playing in the top-tier MSL for the first time after promotion from the lower Malaysia Premier League - posted a photo on Facebook of Safuwan holding up his new contract alongside club officials.
A day earlier, the versatile 24-year-old Singapore international also uploaded to his personal Instagram account an illustration of himself in PDRM colours.
PDRM's secretary-general Fuad Abu Zarin said the transfer fee was about three months' of Safuwan's pay with LionsXII. Asked if it was S$45,000 going by previous reports on Safuwan's pay, he said: "Around that figure."
Safuwan played for the LionsXII from 2012 to 2015, until the Singaporean side were cut from the MSL in late November and later disbanded.