|Lê Văn Thắng seen in the jersey of Thanh Hóa. — Photo bongda.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — FLC Thanh Hóa have signed Lê Văn Thắng from Hải Phòng on loan for the second leg of the national premier league, the club’s chairman Doãn Văn Phương has confirmed.
The national team striker has six months left on his contract with the northern side, with Thanh Hóa reportedly paying a large fee for just half a year of service.
The 27-year-old was the top Vietnamese scorer in the last two seasons. In 2015, he scored 16 goals, second only to top scorer Tambwe Patiyo of Quảng Nam by two goals. In 2016, he bagged 11.
According to Phương, Thắng will help Thanh Hóa achieve their goal of winning this year’s title.
Besides signing Thắng, Thanh Hóa are searching for one more midfielder.
At present, Thanh Hóa rank second out of 14 teams in the league with 23 points, behind Hà Nội T&T on goal difference. — VNS