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Bangkok United surprisingly wants to sign Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Toan and Luong Xuan Truong

Bangkok United surprisingly wants to sign Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Toan and Luong Xuan Truong

Bangkok United expressed interest in the mature trio from the Hoang Anh Gia Lai team: Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Toan and Luong Xuan Truong.

"Xuan Truong is a smart player", Bangkok United assistant - Panupong Wongsa said.

"He was unsuccessful at Buriram United because he lacked the physical strength to meet that team's tactical requirements. Buriram always preferred muscular midfielders to overwhelm the opponent's midfield. I believe Bangkok United is more suitable to Xuan Truong. We also want to have Nguyen Cong Phuong and Van Toan. Both are small but very agile players. Bangkok United will take care of them until the next transfer window".

Bangkok United is the runner-up Thai League 1 season 2018. This is the team that Thai players like Manuel Bihr, Tristan Do or Sanrawat Dechmitr are playing. The Thai capital club has a good defense. In the 2018 season, they conceded only a second, after defending champion Buriram United. This season, they are the third conceded team, after the top two teams Buriram United and Chiangrai United.

Bangkok United's attack is based mainly on El Salvador striker Nelson Bonilla. The 28-year-old striker has 16 goals in Thai League 1 this season, accounting for more than a third of Bangkok United's total goals. The addition of strikers like Cong Phuong and Nguyen Van Toan is believed by Fox Sports to relieve Bonilla of the burden.

Cong Phuong is playing football in Belgium, on loan to Sint Truidense on a one-year loan deal. However, Nghe An striker rarely entered the field and had to move to the U21 team. Meanwhile, Luong Xuan Truong has the first half of the 2019 season wearing Buriram United, before returning to Hoang Anh Gia Lai in the second phase.

Bangkok United surprisingly wants to sign Nguyen Cong Phuong, Nguyen Van Toan and Luong Xuan Truong

Among the three players which Bangkok United is keeping an eye on, Van Toan is the only one who has not been abroad. However, striker from Hai Duong is in the highest form. He is the second Vietnamese player to score in the V-League 2019, with seven goals, only behind Ho Tuan Tai's eight goals (Song Lam Nghe An).