Vietnamese striker Cong Phuong joins Incheon United FC

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 February 14.
Cong Phuong receives his jersey at the press conference (Photo: VNA)
Cong Phuong receives his jersey at the press conference (Photo: VNA)

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.

The 24-year-old 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.

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