31 Jul '18, 9pm

Football: Anders Aplin set for loan move to J2 League leaders Matsumoto Yamaga

SINGAPORE - If all goes well, Anders Aplin could soon become the first Singaporean footballer to sign for a J-League team. The 27-year-old Geylang International and national team defender will fly to Japan on Monday for a medical check-up with a view to signing for J2 League side Matsumoto Yamaga on loan until the end of the season in November. Aplin spent a week training with second-tier side Yamaga in January, and it is understood he made enough of an impression for the club to decide they want the player before Japan's mid-season transfer window closes on Aug 15. Geylang general manager Andrew Ang said: "While a deal has not been finalised at this point, we hope everything will work out for Anders and he can get the chance to further his football education in Japan and make a mark for Singapore football and himself." Yamaga and Geylang have had a working relationship si...

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