Sarach joins BG in lucrative deal
Thailand midfielder Sarach Yooyen has completed his move to BG Pathum United from fellow Thai League 1 side SCG Muang Thong United.
The 27-year-old star was unveiled by Dusit Chalermsan's high-flying BG Pathum on Tuesday.
Financial details were undisclosed but reports claimed Sarach's transfer fee was in the region of 30 million baht and the player will receive around 550,000 baht a month from his new club.
Sarach is the fifth senior player to leave Muang Thong on a permanent basis or on loan this year.
The other four have joined Port FC. They are Adisorn Promrak, Charyl Chappuis, Heberty Fernandes (loan) and Adisak Kraisorn (loan).
The Thai League 1 season has been suspended since March after four rounds of matches due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will resume in September.
BG Pathum and Port are joint third with 10 points, two behind pacesetting duo Bangkok United and Ratchaburi.
Struggling Muang Thong, who have won the top-flight title four times, are seventh on six points.
Sarach said: "I am very happy to join BG Pathum United. The team have good management and have a clear target of chasing the title.
"When I decided to leave Muang Thong, I told my agent what I am looking for. There were two or three clubs interested in signing me but after thinking it over, I decided to join BG Pathum United.
"They are a big team despite the fact that they have just returned to the top flight after spending a year in Thai League 2.
"BG Pathum have a lot of motivated people in management who are keen to help the club achieve success. Besides, I am friends with a number of players in the team."
BG Pathum director Surachai Jaturapattarapong said: "To have Sarach in the team will strengthen our midfield.
"It will be a good mix and he should be able get on well with Thitiphan Puangjan as they both have played together for the national team and at Muang Thong United."