|Vũ Minh Tuấn. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vũ Minh Tuấn, a key player of V.League club, Quảng Ninh Coal, has confirmed that he will leave the team to play for FLC Thanh Hóa.
The 27-year-old midfielder is considered as a symbol of Quảng Ninh Coal.
Tuấn was born and raised in Quảng Ninh; his father was a member of the Coal. Tuấn also played for the youth teams of the Coal for many years.
In 2008, at the age of 18, Tuấn was named as a part of the first team of Quảng Ninh to participate in the national first division that year. In 2012, he was one of the contributors to Quảng Ninh U21, winning the bronze medal at the U21 Football Championship and was a member of the U21 Việt Nam team, who won the second place at the Youth International U21 Youth League.
He was called as part of the Việt Nam national U-23 team to attend the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. He was also called as part of the Việt Nam national football team at the friendly matches against Myanmar.
“I will play for Thanh Hóa in the football season of 2018. I am very sad to take this decision. But because of my future, I must decide. I hope my Quảng Ninh fans sympathise with me and support my choice,” said Tuấn.
Tuấn will soon sign a three-year contract with Thanh Hóa, who are the runners-up of the National Premier League 2017.
Tuấn will be the sixth rookie of Thanh Hóa in this year’s season. Earlier, Thanh Hóa, who will play in the AFC Champions League preliminary round, recruited two players of Quảng Ninh, Bùi Văn Hiếu and Nguyễn Minh Tùng. — VNS