Sum Vanna on his transfer plan and target ahead of the second round of the season
June 11, 2019 - 1:23 PM | Article by Sophak
Sum Vanna confirms that Phnom Penh Crown will sign quality foreign players when the transfer window opens ahead of the second round of the 2019 Metfone Cambodian League.
The caretaker manager looks to strengthen the Phnom Penh Crown squad with the addition of new foreign players to replace Brazilian trio Darlan Martins, Leonardo Oliveira, and Jhonata Santanna, who have already left the club.
The 38-year-old’s priority in the upcoming transfer window is striker as he looks to solve the Red Singha’s attacking issue, which he thinks is the final ball in front of the opponents’ goal.
With ten league matches down, Phnom Penh Crown sit in the seventh place in the Metfone Cambodian League table with eleven points behind league leaders Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng.
Sum Vanna told ppcfc.com: “We need players in the role of No. 9, 10 and also 7. We are lack of attacking process. Our main issue is our final attack. We need to improve our attacking third, and we also need three foreign players to support us in the second leg of the league season.
“We are looking to sign some Asian players as they are used to the weather condition and foods in our country. They can understand the nature of the games quickly too, so it is good for us.
“Sure, we will sign some quality players in the second round of the league in order to improve our team performance. Our target is to finish the league at least in the Top-4 zone.
“I can’t guarantee where we will finish in the league, and no one can predict the future. I’m sure our players and coaching staff will do our best, and you can see the results from our last four games with three wins and only one loss. We will try to win more and more games.”
Sum Vanna’s Phnom Penh Crown will face eleventh-placed Electricite Du Cambodge at the EDC Stadium this Saturday as they are in search for their third successive league victory in a row after beating Kirivong Soksen Chey and Ministry of National Defense in the previous weeks.