The Lions XII hopes to play in the Thai Premier League after Bangkok Glass move hit barrier
Singapore defender Baihakki Khaizan admits he still dreams of playing in the Thai Premier League (TPL) despite his move to Bangkok Glass breaking down.
The Glass Rabbits targeted Baihakki, who recently lifted the Malaysian Super League title with Lions XII, earlier in the year but the transfer failed to materialise, although it’s believed the club are still monitoring him and team-mate Shahril Ishak.
Reports suggest Bangkok will rekindle their interest in the new campaign and the 29-year-old still harbours serious hope of moving to the Leo Stadium in the future after revealing his admiration for the TPL structure and the high calibre of players it has the potential to attract.
“The Thai Premier League is considered as one of the top leagues in Asean and I think that it is progressing smoothly [and they are] investing in good quality foreigners to bring up the level of their game,” he revealed to Goal.com.
“The infrastructure of the league is run professionally and of course I would love to play in the Thai league one day.”
Baihakki also reserved praise for the J-League and believes the Asia region should mimc the professionalism shown by the Japanese in the running of their domestic league.