Kelantan have completed the signing of former Birmingham City midfielder Morgaro Gomis a few days before the transfer window for the Malaysia Super League (MSL) closes on July 15.
The 30 year-old Senegalese international will join Velizar Popov’s side after spending the second half of last season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Motherwell. He is the second signing of the window and was purchased in order to fill in the gap left by Jonatan Lucca.
Kelantan Football Association (KAFA) president Tan Sri Annuar Musa believes the signings of the defensive midfielder as well as Wander Luiz Bitencourt Junior will save the club’s season.
“The head coach (Velizar Popov) was given the time to assess the situation and he has signed two players of the highest qualities,” Annuar Musa said as quoted by Sinar Harian.
“Dramane Traore and Blazhe Ilijoski were not an effective partnership and Velizar Popov wanted a tough-tackling central midfielder (Gomis) who will be effective in the middle.
Morgaro Gomis arrived in Scotland to join Cowdenbeath in 2006 after spells lower league clubs in England (Windsor & Eton, Dagenham & Redbridge, Barnet and Lewes). He then joined Dundee United and played over 200 matches for the Scottish club before leaving for Birmingham City in 2011. He returned to Scotland and joined Hearts a few years ago.