Two Bangladesh footballers get offer to play in Argentina

No Bangladesh footballer has ever played in South America before

Bashundhara Kings defenders Topu Barman and Mahmud Hasan Kiron have received offers from an Argentine third-tier club named Sol de Mayo to play for them next season.

No Bangladesh footballer has ever played in South America before, despite the fact that most of the people of this country are supporters of Argentina or Brazil.

Topu, a fan of the Albiceleste, was delighted to know about the offer, but his current contract with the Premier League champions left the decision on hold.

“They started communicating since the World Cup (Qatar 2022). I got the offer letter recently but the problem is timing,” the national center-back told Dhaka Tribune last Tuesday.

Topu also confirmed the invitation his club-mate Kiron has received, but none has taken a decision yet.

Both players are contracted with the Kings until the end of the ongoing season.

The domestic fixtures are likely to conclude in June-July, which will be followed by AFC Cup matches.

Whereas, the new season of the Argentine third-tier league begins in March. 

“I'm waiting for the response of club management. If they give me permission I may play there on loan.” Topu said.  

“If it happens it will be a great experience for me. I can learn more about their football culture. But as long as I have a contract I have to consider other things.”

The offer also sounds good financially as there is an opportunity to earn around $12,000 per month.

Topu also said they have only a week to let their decision know to the Argentine club.