Buriram United decide against extending contract with Jaja Coelho

Buriram decided not to extend their contract with club top scorer Jaja Coelho, according to the club’s official announcement on Wednesday.

After the loan contract is terminated, the 31-year old player will return his club Lokeren in Belgium.

Since joining Buriram on loan from Lokeren in January, Jaja has become the important part of the squad.

He was one of the important parts that helped Buriram to secure the title of 2017 Thai League 1. The Brazilian is the top scorer and top provider at the club with 34 goals and 12 assists in the league.

With the departure of Jaja, the Thai League 1 champions have to find the replacement next season. The club has reportedly reached an agreement with Vietnam international Nguyen Van Quyet to fulfill the ASEAN player slot.