Muangthong United delivered a blow to any Malaysian Super League clubs who are interested to sign Sarach Yooyen by insisting they have not yet received an offer for their midfield star.
The 23-year-old Thailand international has attracted the attention of several Malaysian outfits. But the Twin Qilin’s sporting director Ronnarit Suevaja insisted that he will only release his player to the top Asian competitions.
“I can confirm that there’s no official offers from any Malaysian clubs for Sarach Yooyen,” he revealed. “We also have to be careful to take any considerations before releasing our players to go abroad, level of competition is important.”
“Our league (TPL) standrad is above the Southeast Asian level at the moment. If our players will move abroad, they have to go to the best competitions in Asia or Europe because it will be good for the national team development.”
“I know, Johor Darul Ta’zim won the AFC Cup, but Thai clubs are no longer participate in that tournament as we are already in the Champions League. So that could be the comparison between Malaysian football and us.”
Sarach has played in 67 games for Muangthong, ever since he graduated from the club’s youth team in 2011, and has scored nine goals.