Football Tribe SEA Editor
The agents of Muangthong United captain Sarach Yooyen have denied recent reports linking the midfielder to Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim.
Rumors have surfaced in recent days linking Thai international and Muangthong United captain Sarach Yooyen with a move to Malaysian champions side Johor Darul Ta’zim. However, his agents, FPS management, have strongly denied the speculation.
Furthermore, they confirmed that the midfielder is still interested in moving to the J.League, where his former teammates Chanathip Songrkasin, Theerathon Bunmathan and Teerasil Dangda are currently playing. They added that ‘three or four’ J.League clubs have sounded out their interest in Muangthong’s number 6, but declined to name any.
Newly promoted side Kashiwa Reysol were reportedly interested in signing Sarach before the start of the season, but the move failed to materialize.
The 2020 campaign was shaping up to be a defining one for Sarach, being one of the few remaining senior players from the side’s last title win in 2016. Tasked with being the side’s leader in midfield and flanked with younger academy graduates, his current role is as much a test of leadership as it is of football ability.
With most football plans in disarray due to the ongoing COVID-19 break, it is unclear as to when this transfer could potentially occur.