|Midfielder Nguyen Quang Tinh has signed a three-year contract with V.League 1's Can Tho. – Photo zing.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Midfielder Nguyen Quang Tinh has agreed a three-year contract with V.League 1 side Can Tho after a long career at his home club Song Lam Nghe An.
Tinh, who was captain at his former club, will earn about VND5.1 billion (US$227,000) during the course of his contract, a high figure for a player who has only played a single minute for the national team.
Song Lam Nghe An were eager to renew his contract with club record offer of VND1 billion ($44,500) per year.
Tinh said he was guaranteed a spot in Song Lam Nghe An's first team, but he wanted a new challenge because he was approaching the end of his professional career.
Can Tho who finished 11th out of 14 teams last season, have also signed national U23 midfielders Ngo Hoang Thinh and Le The Cuong, and have shown interest in Nguyen Minh Tung of Quang Ninh.
The new season will kick off in mid-February. — VNS