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Rumours Intensify as Thai Striker Teerasil Dangda Hints at J-League Move

Gian Chansrichawla

Football Tribe SEA Editor


Muangthong United striker Teerasil Dangda could be headed for a second spell in the J-League during the upcoming 2020 season.

Rumors have been circulating for over a month that Teerasil could be headed to Japan for a second season, having spent the 2018 campaign with Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

The speculation was heightened when Teerasil’s former teammate Theerathon Bunmathan, now at Yokohama F. Marinos, wished the striker luck ahead of contract talks in Japan. However, no club was mentioned in Theeraton’s comment.

Muangthong has been forced to restructure its unsustainable wage budget, leading them to offload a number of their top earners, such as Heberty Fernandes, Charyl Chappuis and now Teerasil Dangda. As talented and renowned a player as Teerasil is, it appeared that the veteran striker struggled to fit into Alexandre Gama’s vision after missing most of the campaign last season through injury.

Despite his age, Teerasil has continued to demonstrate his goalscoring prowess and will be hoping to bring those talents to another spell in the J-League.


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