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The Vietnam star feels he is still more accustomed to the V.League.

Le Cong Vinh to reject loan extension at Consadole Sapporo

The Vietnam star feels he is still more accustomed to the V.League.

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The Vietnamese international has reportedly refused an extended stay at the J-League 2 side as he feels more accustomed to the V-League

Vietnam forward Le Cong Vinh has reportedly declined to extend his loan contact with J-League 2 side Consadole Sapporo when it comes to an end on January 1 next year, according to media reports in Vietnam.

The forward has impressed the management at Consadole after scoring three goals in six games to have a ratio of one goal every two games so far.

However, after contacting Le’s parent club Song Lam Nghe An to enquire about the possibility of extending his loan spell, Consadole were told their all-time top scorer was not available.

Le reportedly enjoyed playing for Consadole Sapporo, but felt that he would only play till the end of the J-League 2 season as he preferred playing in Vietnam.

"I love Consadole Sapporo and respect their appreciation for me,” Le told Bongdaplus.

“Nevertheless, I think I should just play until the end of this Japanese season when my five-month loan contract is expired because I still prefer playing for SLNA and [in a] Vietnamese football atmosphere.“

Le was the first Vietnamese player to have ever played in Europe, turning out for Portuguese Leixoes SC in 2009 while being on-loan from Ha Noi T&T.