K-League clubs are claimed to be vying to secure Arhan’s Primary signature. It was widely reported in the Korean media.
Pratama Arhan stole the attention after appearing in the 2020 AFF Cup. Coach Shin Tae-yong made Pratama Arhan the main choice for the Indonesian national team’s left-back sector.
The PSIS Semarang player has become Shin Tae-yong’s favorite player since the preparation of the U-19 Indonesian National Team for the 2021 U-20 World Cup. Pratama Arhan was then promoted to the senior Indonesian national team and returned to being the main player.
In the 2020 AFF Cup, Pratama Arhan recorded six appearances from eight matches played by the Indonesian national team. He was also selected as the best young player in the biennial event.
Incidentally, the matches of the Indonesian and Vietnamese national teams in the AFF Cup were also broadcast in Korea. This is inseparable from the work of two Korean coaches who handle the Indonesian and Vietnamese national teams.
The shining moment of Primary Arhan in the AFF Cup also stole the attention of the Korean football public. Moreover, there is already Asnawi Mangkualam who has a good reputation with Ansan Greeners.
“Various K-League clubs have shown interest in Indonesian left-back Arhan. If Arhan goes to the K-League, there will be two Indonesian players who will play in Korea in the 2022 season,” wrote Footballist.
For Arhan, this is not the first time he has been attracted by a Korean club. Seongnam FC, Shin Tae-yong’s former club, was once reported to be interested in Arhan Primary.
At that time, even PSIS was ready to leave one of its young players. It’s just that in the end it didn’t materialize.
“Good, proud. PSIS will support Arhan playing in South Korea. We are open to that,” said PSIS CEO ASSukawijaya alias Yoyok Sukawi to detikSport, on June 18, 2021.
The interest of the K-League club in Arhan Primary in 2021 was also discussed by the footballist. The broadcast of the AFF Cup in Korea has further strengthened the interest of K-League clubs for the long throw owner.
“Arhan has been in demand since last year. But the transfer didn’t materialize and the club’s interest faded,” wrote the footballist.
“But after he played well in the AFF Cup, which was broadcast in Korea, several clubs started looking for ways to approach Arhan’s club, PSIS,” continued the article.