Thailand number one Kawin Thamsatchanan has joined Japanese J League side Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo on loan for the season.
The 30 year old moves to Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo having failed to settle at Belgian side Oud-Heverlee Leuven having joined from Muangthong United in 2018. Kawin Thamsatchanan had initially hit the ground running at OH Leuven starting the first 11 games. However injury halted Kawin’s progress and the Thai goalkeeper lost his way a bit and was unable to regain his place in the starting eleven. The arrival of South African goalkeeper Darren Keet from Bidvest Wits FC further pushed Kawin down the pecking order. Kawin’s inactivity in Belgium resulted in the keeper losing his undisputed number one spot for the Thai national team with Buriram keeper Siwarak Tedsungnoen starting regularly over the last season.
Kawin Thamsatchanan joins a growing contingent of Thai players plying their trade in Japan. The move will see Chanathip Songkrasin becoming teammates with Kawin Thamsatchanan once again while Kawin will have to displace Korean keeper Gu Sung-yun if he wished to stay at the club past this season.