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BG Pathum United Cast Doubt Over Thitipan’s J.League Future

Newly promoted Thai League side BG Pathum United, parent club of Thitipan Puangchan, have stated their desire to retain the National Team midfielder to strengthen their side ahead of their return to the top flight next season.

BG Chairman Pavin Bhirombhakdi has stated that he wishes to keep Thitipan at the club, and will only consider transfer offers for the player, as opposed to the current loan deal that he has signed with Oita Trinita.

Thitipan joined BG at the beginning of the 2018 season for a club-record 30 million Thai baht, or approximately £698k, from Chiangrai United. However, the club were relegated at the end of the same season, and Thitipan’s exploits with the national team attracted interest in abroad for his services.

Unlike Muangthong United, who have already let Chanathip Songkrasin sign for Consadole Sapporo at the end of his loan deal and could be preparing to do the same for Theerathon Bunmathan, BG intend to put up some resistance in order to get a return on their investment for the player.

The Rabbits have not been afraid to splash the cash this season in building a squad capable of challenging near the upper end of the table. The side have already acquired the services of Suphanburi’s Filipino international defender Alvaro Silva and could add Brazilian center-back Victor Cardozo from PTT Rayong to their squad too. They are also reportedly looking to sign Chiangrai United’s Siwakorn Tiatrakul, who himself has been the subject of foreign interest