Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải. — Photo phapluatxahoi.vn
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese midfielder Nguyễn Quang Hải has been named one of six notable names of Asia that are good enough to play in Europe this summer.
According to the foxsportsasia.com website, Hải is the hottest property in Southeast Asian football at the moment.
He has enjoyed a sterling 15 months starting last January when he helped Việt Nam reach the final of the AFC U-23 Championship.
Since then, he has been in inspirational form as the Golden Stars won the AFF Suzuki Cup, reached the quarter-finals of AFC Asian Cup 2019 and finished fourth at last year’s Asian Games.
Hải has already garnered interest from several clubs across Asia but V.League 1 defending champions Hà Nội FC are said to be reluctant to cash in on his services yet, although that could just prove impossible if an offer from Europe comes through.
Besides Hải, the website called Takefusa Kubo, who has scored four goals in 12 starts in the J1 League so far this season, the Japanese Messi”.
Special mention was also give to Alireza Beiranvand of Iran; Chanathip Songkrasin of Thailand; Almoez Ali of Qatar; and Jo Hyeon-woo of South Korea. — VNS