Teerasil Dangda linked with Kawasaki as Muangthong confirm interest

Muangthong United striker Teerasil Dangda could be the next Thailand star to move to Japan’s J1 League with Kawasaki Frontale reportedly interested in his services.

The 29-year-old is widely regarded as one of Southeast Asia’s best players and previously had a spell in Europe, when he played in La Liga with Almeria.

While his stint in Spain did not last long, Teerasil has since returned to Thailand and continued his free-scoring ways with Muangthong and Thailand, winning the Thai League 1 and AFF Suzuki Cup in the past two years.

The silky-skilled striker is just one of several Muangthong players that have been regularly linked with a move to one of Asia’s bigger leagues and, last week, FOX Sports Asia contacted the club regarding any potential transfers to the J1 League.

“Yes, J.League teams are interested in some of our players, but nothing has been decided,” a Muangthong spokesperson told FOX Sports Asia at the time.

“[The] management does not want to confirm any names and details at this point.”

Nonetheless, the Twin Qilins 2017 campaign came to a close on Wednesday as they won the Thai League Cup after beating Chiangrai United 2-0 in the final, paving the way for both club and player to focus on entertaining any interest that could be coming Teerasil’s way.

Reports emanating from Japan are suggesting that Kawasaki Frontale could be a likely destination for the Bangkok native, who was also briefly on the books of English Premier League giants Manchester City.

Kawasaki reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League earlier this year where they were eventually eliminated by fellow Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds, who are currently contesting the final against Al Hilal.

They are also currently second in the league with just two games remaining, meaning another season of Champions League football could be on the cards for Teerasil after he netted five goals in seven games this year.

If Teerasil does indeed make the move, he will be the second current Thailand international plying his trade in Japan with midfield playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin on the books of Consadole Sapporo.

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