Luqman Hakim Shamsudin's protracted transfer saga is drawing to a close after Selangor reached an agreement with Belgian side K.V. Kortrijk.

The 18-year-old's transfer was confirmed by the Malaysian Super League side on Friday, but the transfer fee, if any, was not disclosed.

"Luqman will be flying to Belgium to join the club as soon as all the documentation has been processed and cleared.

"We believe exposure beyond Malaysia is what he personally needs currently to advance to the next stage of his professional career," read an official statement from the club.

Previously Luqman, who was named one of the Guardian's 60 best young footballers in the world in 2019, was supposed to join the Belgian side, owned by Malaysian business mogul Vincent Tan, when he turned 18 last March.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed the plan and he ended up joining Selangor and was assigned to their feeder team, Selangor II, which raised questions on his Kortrijk agreement.