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Saigon Club recruits Portuguese rookie

17 Th1 2022 | 08:02 | Football

Midfielder Andre Viera is the first foreign player of Saigon Club before the 2022 season.

On the morning of January 17, Saigon Club announced the signature of Viera. This player was born in 1992, is 1.88 m tall and has a forte position as central midfielder. He used to play in a number of teams in the Portuguese 2nd division such as Farense, Varzim.

Besides, Viera can play in the positions of attacking midfielder and right winger. According to Transfermarkt , the player’s current value is 225,000 euros.

Saigon Club has the first foreign soldier to prepare for the 2022 season. Photo: Saigon Club.

Saigon Club has the first foreign soldier to prepare for the 2022 season. Photo: Saigon Club.

Viera is the first foreign player of Saigon Club in the new season. Previously, this team bid farewell to two Japanese players, midfielder Daisuke Matsui, striker Hiroyuki Takasaki and Korean midfielder Woo Sang-ho. Besides, central defenders Pape Diakite (Senegal), Thiago Melo (Brazil) also parted ways with this team.

In addition, the Saigon club is also testing midfielder Ahn Byung-keon (South Korea) and striker Gustavo Santos Costa (Brazil). Both of these players have experience playing in the V.League.

In particular, Ahn used to play for Saigon Club in the 2020 season and played impressively. After that, he moved to Binh Dinh Club and now comes back to find opportunities in his old club.

Three years ago, Gustavo played 2 matches for Ho Chi Minh City club under coach Toshiya Miura. He managed to score a goal, but also left this team due to injury. This season, he returned to Vietnam thanks to his relationship with his former agent.

On the eve of V.League 2021, Saigon Club has recruited rookies such as Nguyen Viet Phong (from Viettel Club), Nguyen Quoc Long (from Hanoi Club), Nguyen Huu Son (from Quang Nam Club).

Saigon Club will face Da Nang team at Thong Nhat Stadium in the first round of V.League 2021.

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