Song Lam Nghe An to lose top players to Binh Duong
| Au Van Hoan and Nguyen Trong Hoang.— Photo vov
NGHE AN (VNS)—Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) will part ways with Au Van Hoan, Nguyen Trong Hoang and Hoang Van Binh on September 15, when the stars' contracts end.
Although SLNA was planning to retain the lineup after the season finished, the club was outbid by huge offers from Becamex Binh Duong.
"We tried as much as we could to keep them but budget limitations mean we cannot outbid Binh Duong. Unfortunately, we have to let them leave," said Nguyen Hong Thanh, general director of SLNA Football Joinstock Company.
Binh Duong will reportedly pay up to VND7 billion (about US$350,000) to Hoang for the next three seasons, while Hoan and Binh will receive around VND5 billion each. The contracts are expected to be signed early next month, with all three players having disclosed their lucrative salaries.
The announcement follows news of midfielder, Hughtun Hector, also leaving SLNA to join Ha Noi T&T.-VNS