Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam returns home to join a V.league 1’s club
It is highly likely the Cerezo Osaka Club keeper will leave Japan and sign for Binh Dinh Football Club.
Coach Nguyen Duc Thang said negotiations have reached the final stages, and the club even paid for Lam’s airfare.
According to zingnews.vn, the Vietnamese goalkeeper is likely to sign a two-year contract and his salary will be highest in the team.
Lam is expected to wear the No 35 jersey and will be registered for the second phase of this year’s V.League. He is expected to play before August 17 when the tournament’s transfer market closes.
Lam joined Cerezo Osaka in the J1 League in 2021 and was granted a one-year contract extension in early 2022.
But regular first-team action has alluded the stopper, so he has decided to return to Vietnam to find his form and continue his impressive form with the national team.
Before joining the Japanese club, Lam made just 12 appearances for Muangthong United in one Thai League 1 season that was shortened due to the pandemic.
Lam, whose father is Vietnamese and mother is Russian, 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.
In June 2019, Muangthong United completed the signing of Lam from Hai Phong FC for a fee of US$500,000.
Source: Vietnam News