Goalkeeper Kawin to play with a Belgium team

SCG Muangthong United’s goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan has realized his dream to play in a European soccer club when his club has agreed to release him to play in Belgium’s a Second Division league club.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, King Power chairman and vice president of Oud-Heverlee Leuven, a Second Division soccer club of Belgium, said on Tuesday (Jan 9) that the club had reached an agreement with SCG Muangthong United to recruit Kawin to play with his club in Belgium.

OH Leuven soccer club was taken over by King Power Group in September last year.  Currently, the club is placed on the third ranking of Second Division and has the potential to be upgraded to the First Division this year.

Mr Aiyawatt disclosed that OH Leuven had been watching Kawin play for quite some time and was convinced that he would be able to help his club in Belgium.  So he made an offer to SCG Muangthong United, he said.

A formal press conference on the deal will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

Kawin: It has always been my dream to play in Europe.

Kawin, meanwhile, said he felt his dream of playing with a club in Europe had been fulfilled.

The 27-year-old Thai national team goalkeeper has become the fourth Thai soccer player to play in foreign league clubs this year. The three others are Teerasil Dangda, Theerathon Bunmathan and Chaowat Veerachat who are playing in Japanese league clubs.