|Striker Nguyễn Công Phượng (left) and midfielder Nguyễn Tuấn Anh. — Photo bongda24h.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Striker Nguyễn Công Phượng and midfielder Nguyễn Tuấn Anh of Hoàng Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) will return to Japan to compete for their clubs Mito Hollyhock and Yokohama FC in 2018.
HAGL president Đoàn Nguyên Đức confirmed the above news.
Both Phượng and Anh ended their one-year loan contract with Mito Hollyhock and Yokohama FC. They were only given a few chances to play in the official formation. Đức decided to withdraw them from the Japanese clubs to play in the Vietnamese league and the Southeast Asian Games next year.
However, both Mito Hollyhock and Yokohama FC want to renew their contracts with the two HAGL footballers. Furthermore, Phượng and Anh also want to continue improving their skills in a foreign country, so Đức agreed to move them to their old clubs in the second phase of J-League 2 in 2018. — VNS