Đoàn Văn Hậu at Vân Đồn Airport on Sunday morning. Photo vtv.vn
QUẢNG NINH — National team star Đoàn Văn Hậu finally returned to Việt Nam when he landed at Vân Đồn Airport in Quảng Ninh Province on Sunday morning.
The 21- year-old defender returned home after 11 months on loan at SC Heerenveen in Holland from Hà Nội FC and will be quarantined for 14 days.
His flight departed on Saturday from Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport. The flight was supported by the Vietnamese Embassy in France to help bring back home 276 Vietnamese citizens from more than 20 countries, including those trapped in Africa and South America.
He also posted his thanks to Heerenveen on social media, saying, "Thank you for everything" as the time at the club helped the fullback learn many valuable lessons.
Hậu played only 4 minutes for the Heerenveen's first team in the Dutch National Cup. However, he was a regular starter in a tournament for reserve teams.
Hậu will return to Hà Nội FC in time for the second half of the V.League 1, which has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is expected to be a vital addition to the defending champions as the capital side are struggling with injuries.
Hậu was a key player in Việt Nam's AFF Suzuki Cup and SEA Game 30 triumphs in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
He was named as one of the three best young players in Asia by the Asian Football Federation (AFC) in 2019. — VNS