Robbie Fowler arrives in Bangkok to join Thai team
Former Liverpool fan favorite Robbie Fowler arrived in Bangkok
Friday to sign a contract to play with Thai Premier League side
Muangthong United after announcing last month that he would not
renew his contract with Perth Glory in Australia.
The former England national team striker will undergo a physical
on Saturday followed by a press conference where the details of his
contract are expected to be unveiled.
Speaking briefly to reporters at Bangkok’s international
airport, the 36-year-old Fowler recounted his unexpected
”It’s an opportunity for me. I got a call, ‘Would you be
interested?’ and I looked at a few things over the net. The
standard of football has been on the rise in this country and it’s
certainly going to get better. So I thought, ‘Why not be the
first?’ and I’m sure that others will follow.”
He said he was happy to get the opportunity to play in front of
Thai fans who are enthusiastic about the game and Premier League
Fowler said that while he has not played football for a few
months, he ”should be fine” in one or two weeks.
Asked about his old club, he said it’s no secret he’s a big
Liverpool fan, and he wants the team to do ”very, very well.”
”Kenny Dalglish is a great manager and I’m sure he’ll do as
well as he can,” he said.