Saturday, June 22, 2013

Teo: Tampines only want youngsters now

Tampines Rovers chairman Teo Hock Seng no longer want marquee players as he target youngsters from now on.

The Eastern giant had signed a marquee player Wanger at the start of the season for S$325000 but the Argentine was a disappointment and left before the start of the June transfer window.

Now they are on the verge of signing 20-year-old Diego Caramelo, who is a striker, and 21-year-old Vitor Ladeiras who is a playermarker.

Teo admits both may still be raw but they are worth the gamble.

'There's no harm.....If they are no good , we'll send them back and we'll look at others," said Teo.

"I'd rather sign young players like these two than big money on a 33-year-old because of his name. Look at Farra (Mustafic Fahruddin) I brought him in when he was 20 (in 2002) and look at him now."

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