SMM Sport is reporting that Port have signed 31 year old journeyman Siwapong Jarernsin. The midfielder has played for ten different teams in the last ten years, and has more often than not been more of a squad player than a regular fixture in the starting XI. He was a surprising pick in Thai coach Zico’s preliminary AFF Suzuki Cup squad, although he didn’t make the final cut.
Port have already seen significant turnover in midfield during the transfer window. Artit (19) returned to parent club Muang Thong, and Wagner (35) has not retained his place in the squad, meaning last season’s two main options in the holding role have been let go. Sergio Suarez seems to be Wagner’s natural replacement at the heart of the midfield, but The Sandpit will have to see fellow newbies Wanchalerm Yingyong and Pakin Kaikaew in action before being able to judge where they are likely to fit in.
This week sees Port visit Navy on the 15th, before Malaysian side Pahang play at PAT Stadium on the 18th, giving Port fans the opportunity to see some of the new arrivals in action for the first time.
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Thanks to regular Sandpitter Dom for helping me out with this round of transfer gossip.