Nguyễn Công Phượng playing for Incheon. — Photo kenh14
HÀ NỘI — Striker Nguyễn Công Phượng will leave for France on June 24 to start a new journey, his third time competing abroad.
The Hoàng Anh Gia Lai FC player will have a one-month trial with Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot 63 FC, who finished 10th last season.
National team star Phượng had his one-year loan contract with South Korean Incheon United FC ended by mutual consent after just four months.
Established in 1911, Clermont Foot 63 FC have never competed in Ligue 1 and were the first professional men's team to be managed by a woman from 2014-17 under Corinne Diacre.
Currently they are managed by Pascal Gastien. The Ligue 2 season begins on July 26.
If signed, Phượng, who played in Japan for Mito HollyHock in 2015, will be the second Vietnamese to play in Europe after former national team striker Lê Công Vinh turned out for Leixoes SC in Portugal in 2009. — VNS