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SEA Games top scorer signs with Persija Jakarta

SEA Games top scorer signs with Persija Jakarta

The former champion of the Indonesian Liga 1 successfully agreed on a deal with Persebaya Surabaya about transferring striker Osvaldo Haay.

According to Ferry Paulus, the Sports Director of Persija Jakarta, Persebaya Surabaya agreed on the bid for Osvaldo Haay, who recently won the top scorer of the 30th SEA Games men's football event.

As the main striker of the Indonesia U23 team at that competition, Osvaldo Haay scored 8 goals, including a hat-trick in the match against the Brunei U23 team at the group stage.

At the moment, he is considered as one of the best strikers in Indonesia despite the fact that he just plays 5 games for the senior team, scoring only one goal. At the club level, Osvaldo Haay was voted the Best Young Player Award at the 2018 season of Liga 1.

In 2018, Osvaldo Haay left Persipura Jayapura for Persebaya Surabaya, however, his performance did not impress the audience as expected.

Nevertheless, after seeing his form in the 30th SEA Games men's football event, Persija Jakarta officials decided to recruit him to help the team at the 2020 season.

He is the seventh sign of the former champion of Liga 1 this season, previously, they signed with Alfath Faathier, Otavio Dutra, Rafli Mursalim, Evan Dimas Darmono, Marc Anthony Klok, and Marco Motta, who used to play for Juventus.