Degenek controversially swapped from Red Star Belgrade to Saudi giants Al Hilal mid-way through the 2019 Asian Cup, with many blaming Belgrade's willingness to lap up a large transfer fee for taking the Aussie centreback away from UEFA Champions League football. 

But Degenek has largely shone since joining one of Asia's biggest clubs, making eight appearances in the league and an additional three in the Asian Champions League in the run in to the season's end.

Al Hilal now sit first after a win against Al Ahli, with Degenek often appearing as a defensive midfielder in the Saudi top tier. Al-Hilal also top their ACL group after two wins and a loss.

Al-Hilal only have three matches remaining to take out the title, but must face third placed Al-Shabab and fourth Al-Tawooun before the celebrations can begin.