Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong was unveiled as an Incheon United
FC player at a press conference held in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, on
The K-League 1 club
acquired the Vietnamese player’s services from his Vietnamese club Hoang Anh
Gia Lai FC on a one year loan deal.
Phuong will have
about two weeks to prepare before the season begins on March 1 and will wear
the jersey number 23.
striker has played more than 30 matches for the Vietnamese national team, which
is coached by Korean Park Hang-seo.
He reportedly impressed
manager of the Incheon United FC Jorn Andersen during the Vietnamese squad’s
training session in the Republic of Korea in preparation for the ASEAN Football
Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018.
This is the second
time he has ventured outside Vietnam after a loan spell with
Japanese second division side Mito HollyHock in 2016.
Phuong is the
latest member of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 champions to move abroad, after midfielder
Luong Xuan Truong of Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC joined Buriram United Football Club
of Thailand on loan, while goalkeeper Dang Van Lam transferred from Hai Phong FC
to Muangthong United of Thailand.-VNA