|Goalkeeper Trần Bửu Ngọc. — Photo zing.vn|
HÀ NỘI — V.League 1 club FLC Thanh Hóa have signed a three-year contract with goalkeeper Trần Bửu Ngọc from Cần Thơ to prepare for this year’s football season.
Ngọc is the seventh domestic rookie of the league’s runner-up Thanh Hóa so far.
The transfer fee and salary of Ngọc were not disclosed.
Ngọc, who is 1.93m tall, played for the U23 and national teams. The Đồng Tháp Province native had excelled during his international debut for Việt Nam in a match against Hong Kong in 2013.
Earlier, the club inked a contract with coach Marian Mihail from Romania, who is a former national player and has played professionally for 17 years as a right winger and full-back, as well as six other domestic players, including Phạm Văn Nam of Nam Định and Vũ Minh Tuấn of Quảng Ninh.
The team also said goodbye to foreign striker Uche Iheruome and five Vietnamese footballers, including Lương Bá Sơn, Lê Bật Hiếu and Lưu Văn Hương.
At present, Thanh Hóa are also testing several foreign players to stabilise their force to compete in three events this year: the National Premier League, National Cup and AFC Champions League. — VNS