V.League outfit FLC Thanh Hoa is currently negotiating a deal for an affiliation specialized in youth development with German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, according to local newspapers.
Sources said the German club’s officials are likely to arrive in Thanh Hoa next month in order to sign a deal with the Vietnamese club. If everything goes according to FLC Thanh Hoa’s plans, this will be the first time the Vietnamese club develop an affiliation with a foreign football club.
FLC Thanh Hoa’s board of directors are reportedly very determined to make progress in developing a full-fledged youth system. The club has appointed former footballers and coaches Le Hong Minh and Pham Nhu Thuan to work at their youth academy.