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Exciting Transfer movements as 2020 Philippines Football League draws near

Promising to be the most exciting season of the Philippines Football League, the 2020 transfer window has seen some movements that will surely bolster or give a big blow to each club’s firepower.

As the Philippine Football Federation closed a sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways for the next three seasons, 2020 might be the biggest year for club football in terms the excitement it brings as well as what the future holds.

Here are some of the news we at Huddle have gathered regarding some transfer movements since the beginning of the year.

1) Ceres-Negros FC

With the three-time PFL champions starting their season earlier than the other clubs participating in the country’s top-flight club football, they have been so far the busiest club in terms of transfer movements.

Let’s have a look on how it panned out for The Busmen.

IN:

Joshua Grommen- Sukothai FC (Thailand)

Mark Hartmann- Swat Cat (Thailand)

Hikaru Minigeshi- Chiangmai Utd. (Thailand)

Arnie Pasinabo- Kaya FC-Iloilo

OUT:

Charles Barberan

Carli De Murga- Chonburi FC (Thailand)

Miguel Tanton

2) Kaya FC-Iloilo

Taking an extended break as they wait in the wings for their opening match on the 12th of February against Shan United for their 2020 AFC Cup campaign, the 2018 Copa Paulino Alcantara winners may have lost some key players, but have since those with a few formidable signees to fill their shoes .

IN:

Marco Casambre- Free Agent

Bernan Gadia- Free Agent

OJ Clarino- Free Agent

OUT:

Arnie Pasinabo- Ceres-Negros FC

Darryl Roberts

Alfred Osei- rumours on him not renewing his contract

3) Stallion Laguna FC

Ernie Nierras is on the lookout for quality players on this transfer window that could boost the club’s hopes in reaching 2021’s AFC competitions as well as to dethrone The Busmen. Here are some of the rumoured transfers to the Stable.

IN:

Ricky Sendra- Mendiola FC 1991 (Free Agent)

4) Mendiola FC 1991

The most surprising club from the 2019 season, Mendiola FC 1991 has yet to make some transfer movements as the club is still on vacation and are reported to be back in training come February. Stay tuned to this article for more updates about them.

OUT:

Dean Ebarle

5) Philippine Air Force FC

The top-flight returnees are yet to make some noise in the transfer window so stay tuned from more updates about them as well.

6) Global Makati FC

After a forgettable 2019 season, Global Makati FC (formerly known as Global Cebu FC) came back into life after a major change in management which saw Mazinyi Management Ltd. providing them the resources they need for the upcoming season.

Let’s take a look at their most recent signings.

IN:

Suleman Naeem- Free Agent

John Cofie- Free Agent

Jordan Jarvis – Resources Capital (Hong Kong)

Jose Villareal- Las Vegas Lights FC (USA)

7) Azkals Development Team FC (ADT FC)

With the rumours of a new club coming in for the 2020 season of the Philippines Football League, we’ve received reports that a prominent name in the Philippine football scene is building up the building up a club named ADT FC that will focus on building their roster using the top young players of the country.

The Philippine Football Federation is launching an initiative, bannered by the National Teams Committee, to build an Azkals Development Team or ADT FC.

Here are some of the reports that we have gathered.

IN:

Christian Rontini- Sangiovannese (Italy)

Photo by: Clyde Caberoy

Quincy Kammeraad- AVV Zeeburgia U19 (Netherlands)

Anthony Pinthus- FC Kosova (Switzerland)

Curt Dizon- Chonburi FC (Thailand)

Oliver Corbitt- Woden Weston FC (Australia)

Kainoa Bailey – Des Moines Menace (USA)

Kristoffer Reyes – UMF Vikingur Olafsvik (Iceland)

Simen Santos Lyngbo – Baerum SK (Norway)

Dean Ebarle- Mendiola FC 1991

Carlo Dorin- GOM Football Center of Excellence

Lance Ocampo- GOM Football Center of Excellence

Jerome Marzan- San Beda University

Jarvey Gayoso- Ateneo de Manila University

Chima Uzoka- Free Agent

Kennedy Uzoka- Free Agent

Troy Limbo- Free Agent

Fritz Brigoli- Free Agent

Marvin Angeles- Free Agent

This is what we’ve gathered as of late. Check back on this article from time-to-time to get the latest transfer news for your favourite clubs in the Philippines Football League!

Photo by: Philippines Football League

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