Vietnamese wonderkid Nguyen Cong Phuong on A-League clubs’ radar

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international has attracted the interest of Australian clubs and with his good performances for the U-23 squad in SEA Games, according to Thanh Nien.

The Hyundai sides are continually looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the opening 2015/16 campaign which will start in early October, and they see the 20-year-old as a valuable addition to their midfield on the long term.

Cong Phuong is a product of the built cooperation academy between and Vietnamese-based JMG Arsenal and has developed into a key player at the Pleiku giants in the V-League this season.

The midfielder, who has been likened to Barcelona star Lionel Messi because of his tender playing style, has previously been linked with J-League clubs in April but the HAGL’s owner Doan Nguyen Duc was reluctant to sell him halfway through the season.