Vietnam star Le Cong Vinh is having a tough time in deciding on the future of his playing career, after being presented with a fresh offer from Japan.
J2 League side Consadole Sapporo has sent a third proposal to Cong Vinh's current club, Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA), in hopes of securing his signature. Consadole had taken the striker on loan since July this year, with a view to the deal ending in January 2014.
However, the 28-year-old returned to Vietnam one month earlier than agreed and reportedly declined a second offer from Consadole to SLNA, which was worth US$60,000.
The new offer is worth US$240,000, which is four times more than the initial one, is enough to trigger release clause in the contract between Cong Vinh and his hometown club. As a result, Cong Vinh is now free to end the current deal and hold contract talks with the Japanese club.
However, the V-League all-time top scorer has not made up his mind and will leave his future in the hands of SLNA.
"It's a difficult decision," Cong Vinh said.
"In fact, such a big chance doesn't come everyday but I still feel attached to SLNA. The team are currently facing a lot of difficulties. That's why I'm hesitant to leave though I'm the one to make the call.
"I don't want to terminate the contract but I will let the club decide."
If Cong Vinh agrees to join Consadole on a permanent deal, his salary could reportedly rise to US$10,000 per month.
The forward made 11 appearances and scored four goals for the Japanese club last season but could not help his side secure a promotion play-off position.