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Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam officially signs contract with Binh Dinh

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam has signed a three-year contract with Binh Dinh FC and is expected to play his first match for his new team in the V.League 1 this weekend.
Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam (second left) has signed a three-year contract with Binh Dinh FC. — Photo vietnamnet.vn

Although the transfer value and salary were not disclosed, it was reported that the goalkeeper, whose father is Vietnamese and mother is Russian, will be one of the highest earners in Vietnamese football.

It is thought the 28-year-old will be paid around US$17,000 per month before tax. On top of this, he will receive bonuses and sponsorship deals.

Lam left HCM City on Tuesday to train with his new teammates in Quy Nhon to prepare for the next match against Thanh Hoa.

“When competing in Thailand and Japan, I want to find opportunities and challenges for myself," Lâm said.

"Now, I think about my family more, so I want to go back to Việt Nam to play. Being able to wear the Binh Dinh jersey for more than three years makes me happy."

Binh Dinh is an emerging giant in the national top flight league with an investment of VND300 billion in three years and Lam will be an important player to help the team's dream of winning titles.

Before closing the contract with Binh Dinh, Lam also negotiated with HCM City, but he always favoured a move to the ambitious Binh Dinh outfit.

After leaving Thai team Muangthong United, Lam joined Japanese club Cerezo Osaka on a two year contract. But in Japan, the No 1 goalkeeper of the Vietnamese team had few opportunities to compete regularly.

Lam was born in Moscow. He began his career with Hoang Anh Gia Lai and was a key part of Park Hang-seo’s national team squad.

He made significant contributions to Vietnam’s triumph in the AFF Cup 2018, qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup quarter-finals, and in the 2022 World Cup AFC qualifiers. So far, Lam has had more than 20 caps for the Vietnamese national team. 

Source: Vietnam News

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