Sat 30 January 2021 | 11:45

Vietnamese goalkeeper Dang Van Lam joins Cerezo Osaka

The player joins Japanese top-flight side after departing from Thailand’s Muangthong United.

Cerezo Osaka

announced on Saturday morning that they have reached an agreement with Vietnamese goalkeeper

Dang Van Lam

. The club published an announcement about the transfer on

their official website


"We are pleased to inform you that Dang Van Lam has decided to join us,

"Due to the new entry restrictions by the Japanese government, Lam will enter Japan as soon as possible and, after a medical check, a contract will be signed."

In an interview after the signing, Lam expressed his happiness about the move.

"It’s a great honor for me to be a part of Cerezo Osaka and to play in the best league in Asia. This is a huge step in my career. I’m confident that in the near future the demand overseas for Vietnamese players will increase even further. I want to thank the fans for their support. And thank you Vietnam, for everything."

The 27-year-old joined Cerezo Osaka from Thai side

Muangthong United

. The player claimed the club had violated contract terms and so he had the right to negotiate with another club. The Thai have filed a lawsuit against the player but he and his new club are confident that they will win the legal battle. FIFA granted Lam a transfer license on January 27 and allowed him to move to a new club. Nevertheless, the football governing body will send a team to investigate the case more thoroughly. 

source: SportMob

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