Lai Liao Ah
Exciting wingback talent Lai Tze Chao was claimed by Italian Division Six side Tabernicoli FC for S$306000 after a bidding war against Greek Division Five outfit kostikos, with strong interest also coming from a host of other Italian sides including Voscurà, The king's club FC, Alvinteam and Petite Patrie.
Vedetas F.C (Portuguese Division Five), aliiiiz (Iranian Division Six), Bucharest Pirates (Romanian Division Six), namsan (Czech Division Six), Super Blaumann (German Division Seven), Petite Patrie (Canadian Division Four) and neighbourhood side Team FA 2011 were also looking at the multi-faceted Lai, who was reportedly overwhelmed by the attention.
The seventeen year-old will begin his career wearing 23 on the white with green diagonal stripe of Tabernicoli, which led him to remark that it was as if he had never left home. "I never thought I would go this far, honestly." the modest teenager said. "There's nothing for it but to hustle my heart out."