|Châu Lê Phước Vĩnh (right) signs a deal with new V.League member HCM City FC. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — HCM City FC, which has a berth in the national premier league, 2017 V.League., have lured former midfielder Châu Lê Phước Vĩnh.
This is their first move to prepare for the new season.
Vĩnh, who hails from Quảng Nam Province, has played for SHB Đà Nẵng for most of his career.
The 31-year-old player, who was in the national U23 team in 2005 and the national squad in 2012, failed to extend his time with SHB Đà Nẵng and decided to move to HCM City.
Also in the news are former champions Sông Lam Nghệ An (SLNA), who have decided not to continue with Odah Onoriode Marshal and Ouattara Baba Salia as they made no impression during the 2015-16 season. Marshal scored only 10 goals for SLNA, while Salia played from the second period and netted five.
SLNA president Nguyễn Hồng Thanh said they wanted to return to competing in their countries. SLNA will continue to look for new players this month even as they train their own players from the younger squads. — VNS