In July, the club spent 400,000 euro to have Sajjad Moshkelpour on loan for their V-League and AFC Cup matches.
Moshkelpour, 29, who is 1.88m tall and plays well at both midfield and defensive positions, was expected to be a replacement for Ding Trong in the defensive line. But he has sat out over the last 3 months since the loan contract was signed.
The Hanoi FC coach prefers local defenders – Thanh Chung, Dinh Tien Thanh, Duy Manh, or even midfielder Dau Van Toan.
It’s unclear why Sajjad has been left out of the team line-up, but there’s hope that he might be fielded to neutralize the opponent's attack in the next AFC Cup inter-zonal final against North Korea on April 25.
Hanoi FC still has an opportunity to seize triple titles in the V-League, the National Cup and AFC Cup 2019, so it’s unlikely they will waste a valuable talent like Sajjad Moshkelpour.