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Doan Van Hau set to sign for Austria Wien through a Vietnamese record transfer fee?

Doan Van Hau set to sign for Austria Wien through a Vietnamese record transfer fee?

Doan Van Hau is likely to become the most expensive player in Vietnam football history if the contract between the Hanoi club and Austria Wien is signed in the coming days.

The negotiations lasted for months between the three sides: Hanoi FC, Austria Wien and Doan Van Hau's representatives are gradually coming to an end when the differences between the parties are very small. Basically, the leader of Hanoi club agreed to give Doan Van Hau a chance to play in the Austrian football team on loan, with a buy-out clause.

The cost of borrowing Van Hau is about VND 2-3 billion Vietnamese currency (87.000 – 130.000 USA) in the first season, but the purchase price in the case of this defender passes a professional assessment has not been finalized. It is expected that this figure will far exceed all the transfers of Vietnamese football so far. If successful, this decision will make Van Hau the most expensive player in Vietnam football history.

The club that Doan Van Hau prepares to play is one of Austria's greatest pride. Austria Wien has 24 times to win the national league and many years to play in the Champions League. Van Hau has the opportunity to become the first Vietnamese player to participate in the Europa League arena 2019/20 if Austria Wien qualify.

Since Le Cong Vinh deal with Leixoes club 10 years ago, Doan Van Hau is the next player of Vietnamese football playing in Europe. Van Hau is expected to contribute specifically to Austria Wien in the professional aspect with the ideal physical and fitness platform (1.85 m high).

In Austria Wien, the position of left-back defender of Van Hau is being held by Christoph Martschinko (24). The reserve for the Austrian defender Cristian Cuevas (24).

Van Hau's two rivals are only 1.73 m and 1.75 m respectively, but play smart and comprehensive players. Nor did the exclusion of Doan Van Hau used as a central defender when coach Christian Ilzer often arranged a map of 5-4-1 for Austria Wien.

Doan Van Hau first appeared in a Hanoi club team in 2017. So far, the defender from Thai Binh Vietnam has always been an irreplaceable factor on the left wing of the capital football team. In the colors of the team, Van Hau grew up year by year to master the main kick.

From the campaign of the U23 Asian finals 2018, ASIAD 18, AFF 2018 Cup, 2019 Asian Cup and King Cup 2019, Doan Van Hau is always trusted by the coach Park Hang Seo to place the main stone at the left-back position midfielder.