Defender Doan Van Hau passed his medical test at Dutch club SC Heerenveen and was unveiled on Monday.
He will be wearing jersey number 15.
Before Hau's arrival, Heerenveen's Technical Director Gerry Hamstra praised Hau for being multi-talented.
“He can play at both centre-back and left-back. Not many players can do that, and he stands up defensively," he told Netherlands news site FCUpdate.
He thinks that Hau has a huge following that can help the club break into a very potential market in Vietnam.
Hamstra said it was not easy to sign a player outside Europe and their commercial team has worked hard to make the deal a success.
Doan Van Hau is happy to become the second Vietnamese player after Nguyen Cong Phuong to sign with a European club this year.
“I am very lucky to be here.I consider this a big step in my career," he said.
Hau said playing in the Dutch Eredivisie was an honor and he will not let Vietnamese fans down.
The fans have great expectations of Hau since he is believed to have the physique to play in Europe, something not all Vietnamese players do.
Although he is only 20 years old, he should not lack experience after having played in all regional tournaments with the national team, including last year's Asian Games.
Praised for his versatility, Hau is a modern type of left-back full of skills: he can defend, assist and has scored some stunning goals.
As a result, many tipped him off about his success in Europe, seeing it as more than just a commercial deal with a few brief cameos, which often happens to many Asian players in Europe.
Hau moved to SC Heerenveen from Hanoi FC on a 1-year loan for $1.4 million USD, a deal that made him the most expensive player in Vietnamese football history, and is expected to receive a monthly salary of 22,000 USD.
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