His name has been circulating in multiple Ligue 2 clubs in recent days, without any real contact, and these simple rumors have triggered a real media storm in Vietnam. Quang Hai Nguyen is however going to join France. The one who is presented by the media of his country as the “Vietnamese Messi” is expected in Pau in the coming days to undergo his medical examination and sign his two-year contract, plus an optional year.
At the end of his contract with Hanoi FC, this attacking midfielder (25), star of the national team, agreed with the Béarnais club for several weeks already, but he was waiting to obtain his work visa. He should become the first Vietnamese player in a professional championship in France.
A sporting bet, a good extra-sporting move
It’s both a sporting bet and a nice move made by Pau FC. The Pau club has indeed chosen Quang Hai Nguyen for its potential, but also for what it represents in South Asia. Followed by nearly 800,000 people on Instagram, by more than 2.5 million subscribers on Facebook, the midfielder brings in his wake many fans, but also journalists and various sponsors.
For his first experience in Europe, he wanted to find a club capable of offering him playing time in the hope of taking off and aiming even higher. He is sure to be one of the attractions of the division.