Striker Nguyễn Công Phượng will play for HCM City for the rest of the season. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — National striker Nguyễn Công Phượng will remain at HCM City until the end of the 2020 season.
Phượng joined the V. League 1 runners-up on loan from Sint-Truidense of Belgium last December, and his contract is valid until the end of June.
Since joining, 25-year-old Phượng had scored three goals and provided one assist in both local and continental tournaments before the coronavirus delay.
The local leagues are planning to restart in mid-May, so Phượng will have only six weeks left at HCM City before returning to his parent club Hoàng Anh Gia Lai.
Hoàng Anh Gia Lai owner Đoàn Nguyên Đức has agreed to let his favourite player stay at HCM City until the end of the season, at which point the contract could be extended depending on the situation at that time.
Earlier, HCM City President Nguyễn Hữu Thắng denied news that his team wanted to buy the talented player for VNĐ15 billion (US$640,000). VNS