Huynh Nhu, captain of Vietnam women’s football team. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong.
Lank FC, a newly formed women’s football club from Portugal, are in talks to sign Vietnamese striker Huynh Nhu and midfielder Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung.
The club’s goal is to earn a spot in Portugal’s first division championship season for women in 2021.
They had learnt about Nhu and Dung through a Vietnamese representative and are also in talks with Nhu’s club Ho Chi Minh City and Dung’s Phong Phu Ha Nam.
Lank FC have proposed the two players join their campaign in early September.
Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung reacts after scoring for Vietnam in their SEA Games final against the Philippines, December 5, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong.
Nhu, captain of the national women’s football team, told local media negotiations are still underway and that she still needs permission and consent from her club.
National women’s team coach Mai Duc Chung said he hopes the opportunity to go abroad would help the two players hone their skills to benefit women’s football in Vietnam.
Vietnam has yet to have any female footballers join a European squad.
Midfielder Tran Thi Hong Nhung from Phong Phu Ha Nam became the first Vietnamese woman to play for a foreign club when she joined Chonburi in Thailand last year.