Theerathon's possible move to Japan won't benefit JDT

Theerathon Bunmathan
Thai star Theerathon Bunmathan is being courted by Japan's Vissel Kobe but could still play against Johor Darul Ta'zim in the ACL qualifier next month

The Thai League 1 looks set to lose another one of its stars after Muang Thong United revealed that Vissel Kobe has submitted their interest in Theerathon.

An official enquiry has been sent in by Vissel and representatives from the Japan J1 League club is expected to fly in to Thailand to begin negotiations on the possible transfer.

Theerathon himself is delighted at the prospect of plying his trade in one of the best leagues on the continent but wants to still help his current club with upcoming assignments.

""Yes I'm excited. It's one of my dream to play in J-League, to improve myself further, and serve our national team better. But for now I'll focus on Muang Thong's Mekhong club Championship final, and ACL Playoffs, as I want our club to back in Asia stage once again," said Theerathon through the club's official channel.

Should the move go through, Theerathon will be the second player from Muang Thong signed by a Japanese club this window after Teerasil Dangda was loaned out to Sanfrecce Hiroshima earlier in December.

Theerathon is not only a stalwart in the Muang Thong side but for the Thai national team as well. His prowess at free kicks and his presence down the left flank vital to both club and country.

Muang Thong will face JDT on January 23 2018 in the preliminary stage of the 2018 AFC Champions League qualifier where both Theerathon and Teerasil could play their final match for the Thai club before going out to Japan.