|Patrick Deyto heads to Thailand. Mike Romero (file photo)|
By Xy-Zha Cabanlong
PASAY CITY - Patrick Deyto joins the surge of Filipino football talent signings of teams coming from the Thai Premier League.
Stallion-Laguna FC announced Monday afternoon that Deyto, who also dons the national team jersey, has joined Suphanburi FC of Thai Premiere League.
"Our decision to release Patrick Deyto and allow him to play for Suphanburi FC in the Thai Premier League was not [an] easy one, but a logical one. As weird as it may sound, I hope this happens more often in the future," said Stallion Laguna FC Coach Ernie Nierras.
Nierras stated that the surge of our local players in the foreign league is a breakthrough and that it is something that everyone must support.
Nierras also stated that with teams from other leagues wanting to sign our very own players only proves that Filipino talents are not only capable of playing in the PFL but also in foreign professional leagues.
It will also help improve the Azkals as most National team players have been signed by teams from the region.
"As the coach of Stallion-Laguna FC, it was hard to make this decision, knowing that we worked hard to sign him for the 2019 PFL season. As his uncle, I am very proud of what he is about to do. I am sure his parents and sibling are very proud of him as well," Nierras' statement added.
In parting, Nierras wishes Deyto all the best.
"Make us proud, and we hope to reunite with you in the near future. Now, our children have more heroes to look up to. The future looks bright for Philippine Football. It will not be an easy journey, for the fans, the players, and the teams, but hard is what makes it great," Nierras' statement ended.
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