Hà Nội extends contract with keeper Long, Dũng’s future unclear

Update: October, 26/2019 - 09:04


Phí Minh Long (left) and Bùi Tiến Dũng during a training at Hà Nội FC. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội FC have extended goalkeeper Phí Minh Long's contract, hours after they received the V.League 1 trophy on Wednesday.

Long, 24, was trained at Hà Nội FC’s training centre. He was set to become a free agent at the end of this year.

The new deal ties Long to Hà Nội for another three years.

The news was confirmed by Hà Nội FC’s executive director Nguyễn Quốc Tuấn.

At the same time, their second goalkeeper Bùi Tiến Dũng is set to end his one-year contract with the national champions.

However, the national U22 team member has not yet discussed a new deal with the team, and Long’s extension further muddies his future.

Dũng, 22, did not have many chances to play for Hà Nội as their No 1 keeper Nguyễn Văn Công played well all season. His performance in these opportunities was also not persuasive. Dũng played in the V.League’s last match on Wednesday and Hà Nội suffered a 4-2 loss to Quảng Ninh.

On Sunday, Hà Nội will play the National Cup semi-final against HCM City. Chu Đình Nghiêm has not confirmed where Dũng or Long will start in goal. — VNS