KUALA LUMPUR: Pahang captain Matthew Davies today joined Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) following months of denials.
After dismissing speculation of him joining JDT, the naturalised Harimau Malaya defender signed with six-time Super League champions JDT today for what is believed to be a three-year contract.
At a press conference in Johor Baru, the 25-year-old formalised his contract in front of JDT head coach Benjamin Mora and team manager Luciano Figueroa.
Davies, who turned out for Pahang in the past five years, said it is a dream come true to be playing among the best footballers in the country at JDT.
“For sure, it’s a little difficult (for me to adapt) because we have less than two weeks before the season (M-League) starts.
“I played with them (JDT players) a lot in the national team, so I know more than half of them,” he said.
“I have to adapt to the style, expectations and the pace JDT have set.”
The Perth-born Davies will have to contend with the likes of La’Vere Corbin Ong, Aidil Zafuan Radzak, S. Kunanlan and Adam Nor Azlin for his spot in the JDT first eleven.