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DPMM FC to sign three players
Thursday, December 12, 2013

DPMM FC have confirmed they are in negotiations to bring in three new import players for the upcoming Singapore League (S-League) season.

The club's official website stated on Sunday that defender Boric Raspudic from Bosnia, midfielders Roberto Alviz from Croatia and Joe Gamble from Ireland will be lacing up for the club next season, with Brazilian Rodrigo Tosi being given a contract extension.

DPMM FC's manager Ali Hj Momin said that the club is currently in talks with the mentioned players and contract signings will soon follow before the tournament starts in February.

"Boric Raspudic, Roberto Alviz and Joe Gamble have impressed the club during the two-week trial and we are looking to acquire their services for the S- League in the coming season," said the manager in an interview with The Brunei Times Tuesday.

"All of them are currently not in the country but they should be back earlier next year for the contract signings," he said.

Should all the players pen their deals they will become Steve Kean's first signings for the club.

The former manager of the Blackburn Rover officially signed a one-year contract with DPMM FC on November 27 following the departure of Croatian Vjeran Simunic.

"Tosi is the only import retained from last season and he will be given a contract extension with the club," continued the manager.

"There will be one spot left for a marquee signing though and I hope that we will be able to seal all the deals before the season (S-League) starts," he added

DPMM FC were linked with a move for the former Arsenal and Everton striker Francis Jeffers previously but the club made it clear that there has been no deal made between the club and the player's representative.

Raspudic, Alviz and Gamble arrived in the Sultanate on Nov 24 and were joined in trials by Daniel Orozco Alvarez, Daryll Roberts, Jeffers, Guillaume Moullec, Laryea Kingston, Mathias Abel, Osas Ikpefua, and Shavar Thomas.

DPMM finished runners-up in 2012 in their best season in the S-League, winning the League Cup for a second time, but only managed to an eighth-place finish this year.

Courtesy from Brunei Times