IN what is seen as a shocking development by fans, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) and their Argentine striker Jorge Pereyra Diaz have parted ways just before their AFC Cup match.
Diaz left the Johor giants at midnight on Sunday when the team were on transit at a hotel in Singapore.
JDT were on their way to Vietnam to play Song Lam Nghe An in an AFC Cup match today.
JDT Technical Director Alistair Edwards said in a statement yesterday: “We would like to inform our fans that Jorge Pereyra Diaz had left the team’s hotel in Singapore at 12.00 midnight before the team departed for Vietnam for their AFC Cup match.”
“His agent contacted us and informed of his intention to leave the club.
“The club has decided to respect the decision and let him go. We will look for a new foreign player replacement when the transfer window reopens in June.”
The 27-year-old Diaz, who won the Golden Boot in the 2016 Super League season, plundered over 50 goals for the Super League champions in the past two years.