Vietnam’s number one striker Le Cong Vinh has joined Portugal top flight club Leixoes on a short-term loan deal.
year-old will start his European career on September 1 and his loan will end on
will be almost a year to the day since Vinh headed home the winning goal in the
ASEAN Cup final for Vietnam against Thailand to send the nation crazy and earn
his place in football history.
Vietnam’s national team coach Henrique Calisto hails from
Portugal and recommended the player.
Leixoes are keen to raise their profile in the region and
as Asia as a whole and see the four-month loan as the first step.
It is perfect timing for the player as his club team
T&T Hanoi have three games left this season – Vinh is the second leading
goalscorer in the league with 14 goals.
He will also be released for Vietnam’s two 2011 Asian Cup
qualifiers against Syria in November.