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Cleiton Silva Seeking Thai League Return

Gian Chansrichawla

Football Tribe SEA Editor


Brazilian forward Cleiton Silva is reportedly eyeing up a return to the Thai League, as per recent reports in various Thai media outlets.

The Brazilian still holds the record for being the all-time Thai League top scorer, having found the net 141 times in 193 games for five different Thai clubs. His best spell came with Muangthong United between 2014 and 2017, a club which he departed from to join Chinese side Shanghai Shenxin.

Since returning to the league, injury-hit spells with Chiangrai United and Suphanburi have prevented the forward from reaching his best form.

Currently without a club since being released by Suphanburi before the start of the season, the now 33-year-old is reportedly eager to return to regular football in the Thai top flight and is on the hunt for potential suitors.

Prachuap are reportedly interested after parting ways with Bruno Mezenga during the ongoing COVID-19 break, as are Samut Prakan, who find themselves in a similar situation after parting ways with Pedro Junior. However, both would likely require the traditional left-winger to convert himself into a more central striker role.

Whether or not these clubs will be willing to take a risk on the injury-prone forward remains to be seen, but should Cleiton be able to keep himself fit, he certainly has the talent to significantly boost whichever side decides to join.