12 October 2010

Lee Nguyen's future in doubt

It's reported that American-Vietnamese midfielder Lee Nguyen is looking to exit Binh Duong to save his career.

Following a disappointing season with Chelsea Vietnam, Lee Nguyen's place at his club is now very insecure. It was proved by Binh Duong's signing of Leandro, who plays at the same position as Lee Nguyen. Surely, Binh Duong didn't break the transfer record for the Brazilian player to warm the bench so Lee will face huge challenge from the newcomer for a starting place.

The chance of these two top V-League players playing at the same time is low, though. A member of Binh Duong board revealed that the club would sign one more foreign striker in next BTV Cup. Therefore, Leandro, a new striker and a defender (maybe Egbo Osita) would already fill up the limit of 3 foreigners on the field at the same time. South African player Philani is likely to be naturalized Vietnamese. If it doesn't go on, Lee Nguyen's chance of playing is even lower because Philani has played an integral part of Binh Duong for years.

Consequently, it's no surprise that the one-time American hot prospect is seeking for a fresh start elsewhere. Personally, I think V-League champions Ha Noi T&T would be a good match.

1 comment:

  1. any chance Lee Nguyen will move back to USA and play in MLS?