believes Arslanmyrat Amanov could shine in ACL 2019

From the likes of household names in Keisuke Honda of Melbourne Victory and Bafetimbi Gomis at Al Hilal to prolific scorers like Al Ahli's Djaniny and Buriram United's Diogo, there will be plenty of new stars set to shine on Asian club football's grandest stage in this year's continental competition.

Arslanmyrat Amanov’s arrival in FC Lokomotiv was named as one of the most recent signings which he could bring more goals to his side at the 2019 edition.

Arslanmyrat Amanov (Lokomotiv)

Tashkent rivals Pakhtakor, who qualified via the play-offs, have unquestionably been the busier in the transfer market with the signings of Uzbekistan internationals Marat Bikmaev, Dostonbek Khamdamov and Odiljon Xamrobekov, however it is Lokomotiv's transfer of Turkmenistan captain Arslanmyrat Amanov that could be the most intriguing.

The 28-year-old hit the headlines as recently as last month when his astonishing strike gave his national team the lead against eventual runners-up Japan in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, and he is now set to follow up the appearance at Asia's biggest national team competition with an opportunity to shine at continental club football's highest stage.

Amanov has previously seen action in AFC competitions with appearances at the now defunct AFC President's Cup in 2008, 2009 and 2010 while he also turned out amongst his countrymen in the AFC Cup in 2017 for Ashgabat's Altyn Asyr.


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