Teerasil Dangda's flight has been booked, he will leave this Monday, 00:05 a.m. Teerasil has signed with Almeria in the Spanish La Liga.
Teerasil was given a fond farewell at his last match with Muangthong, a standing ovation from the crowds as he shook hands with supporters and signed autographs after the game. Teerasil has played in Europe before, a brief Trial with Atletico Madrid, and then with Manchester City when it was owned by former prime minister Thaksin Shiniwatra. The signing with Almeria is a statement about the quality of Thai footballers around the world. Teerasil's quality has not gone unnoticed, and this season he was right on form with 12 goals in 24 games for Muangthong. Teerasil has been anticipating this moment by training hard, and he's keen to impress and win the hearts of the Spanish fans. Almeria's former goal-keeper coach, Joseba Ituarte, is working with Muangthong United and helping Teerasil prepare for the transition. “Joseba has given me a lot of advice. He’s told me about the city, the climate and the culture. He’s also coached me on some of the vocabulary that is used during games, along with technical concepts in Spanish.” Teerail will be missed by Thai fans as he's respected as the countries top footballer at the moment. He's made 60 appearances with the Thai National Team. Yet he's ready and excited about the challenge ahead of him, "“I have a great opportunity, which is to play in the best league in the world and I’ll be trying to make the most of it. I’ll give everything I’ve got for Almería, to win the affection of their fans and I’m very excited.”