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Myanmar Star Aung Thu Signs for Muangthong United

Four-time Thai League champions Muangthong United have made a statement of intent by securing a deal for Myanmar star Aung Thu.

The attacker spent last season on at fellow Bangkok-based club Police Tero FC, where he scored 11 goals and bagged 8 assists from 30 appearances. While he was unable to keep his side from relegation, his excellent debut season has earned him a move to one of the nation’s top sides.

For Muangthong, this signing is a statement of intent. The side are looking to pick themselves up after a disappointing 2018 campaign. Despite finishing fourth, the Kirin finished the season closer to the relegation zone than eventual champions Buriram United in terms of total points.

To compensate for the move, Muangthong have reportedly sent youngsters Korrawit Tasa and Ruengyos Janchaichit on loan to Police Tero, ahead of their campaign in the second division next season.

During his unveiling, it is confirmed that Aung Thu will wear the number 9 shirt at Muangthong United.