Football Tribe SEA Editor
Muangthong United’s senior stars Sarach Yooyen and Adisorn Promrak are close to leaving the club, according to most recent reports, and could find themselves playing for some of the Kirin’s local rivals.
With the club facing financial stress exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak and extended league suspension, the club are forced to continue their austerity project which saw the likes of Heberty Fernandes, Charyl Chappuis and Teerasil Dangda depart during the pre-season transfer window.
Next up for the exit door appear to be Sarach Yooyen and Adisorn Promark, the result of a situation that has quickly spiraled out of control despite a shocking lack of detail about its underlying causes.
It appears that the falling-out seems to be related to the pay cuts enforced by COVID-19, but there have been further conflicting reports about the specifics. It appears that the senior players agreed to take pay cuts, with some reports even suggesting an agreement to help younger and lower-paid players retain theirs, so it is unclear what the source of the conflict is.
Some suggested that the players themselves are unhappy and looking to find a way out from the club, but the consensus is quickly going around the view that they are being forced out against their will by senior management.
According to the most recent reports, Sarach Yooyen could be headed for BG Pathum United while Adisorn is likely to make the move to arch-rivals Port FC, following Heberty and Chappuis who are currently playing for the Klongtoei club.
The only thing that is clear is that there is discontent behind the scenes, and there is far more than meets the eye. Whether this is the continuation of the club’s strategy to pivot towards playing more academy graduates, or a forced action due to external circumstances, remains to be seen.