Thai star striker Teerasil Dangda extends contract with Muangthong United

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The former La Liga player has signed a new multi-million dollar deal with , which will keep him at the club until 2020.

’s previous contract would expire at the end of the 2016 season, and the star striker was linked to a host of Thai and foreign clubs.

However, he has agreed to sign an extension with Muangthong United, putting an end to rumors. According to the club, his new contract is worth of 100 million baht ($3.3 million).

“We decided to give him a new four-year contract. The value of all clauses is about 100 million baht… He always served the club with his best”, said Phongsak Phonanan, the president of Muangthong United.

Teerasil Dangda joined Muangthong United from Raj Pracha in 2007, and he was taken on a trial at Manchester City later that year. He signed a deal with the English club in November 2007. However, the striker failed to make it to the first team, and was released on October 2008.

He returned to Muangthong United in 2009 and has played for the club ever since, scoring more than 110 goals in nearly 190 league appearances. He was a key contributor to the club’s success in recent year, winning the Thai Premier League on three occassions.

He also played for Almeria on a loan deal in 2014, and was the first Thai footballer to play in La Liga.