|(From left to right) Vietnamese players Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Toan and Luong Xuan Truong are watched by Bangkok United's scout. — Photo ghienbongda.vn|
The trio are midfielder Luong Xuan Truong and striker Nguyen Van Toan of local team Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC and forward Nguyen Cong Phuong of Belgian side Sint Truidense.
Bangkok United’s coaching assistant and former national team player Panupong Wongsa was reportedly intrigued by their recent performances with the national team.
Speaking with media recently, Wongsa said Bangkok United head coach Alexandre Polking would strengthen his team with new names. Among them are three players from Viet Nam who won the AFF Cup 2018.
“Bangkok United is the suitable destination to these players. With their service, the team will be stronger in their run to take the national league trophy in the next season. Bangkok United will keep an eye on them in the coming transfer window,” Wongsa was quoted as saying on vov.vn.
Bangkok United are currently fourth in the Thai top-flight with 41 points after 25 matches. Buriram United, Truong’s former club, are top with 48 points.