The length of the contract has not yet been specified, as reported by the respected French daily newspaper, L’Équipe.

Paul-Georges Ntep, a 31-year-old striker, has been a free agent since the expiration of his contract with Boavista in 2022. Boavista is a professional football club based in Porto, Portugal.

Ntep, originally from Cameroon, started his football career in France. He represented France’s U18s to U21s teams before making his debut for the French national team in 2015.

Throughout his career, Ntep has played for noteworthy French clubs such as Auxerre, Rennes, Saint-Étienne, and Guingamp. In 2018, he switched to playing for the Cameroon national team.

While Ntep’s transfer fee reached an impressive 10 million euros ($10.7 million) in 2015, his market value has significantly dropped to about €250,000 ($268,300).

Ntep’s move to Ho Chi Minh City FC has attracted attention from the French media. Ho Chi Minh City FC, which narrowly avoided relegation last season, has been actively acquiring foreign attackers to strengthen their team’s performance.

The arrival of Ntep is highly anticipated as the team prepares for the upcoming 2023-24 season, which is scheduled to start on October 20.

Prior to Ntep’s expected recruitment, Ho Chi Minh City FC had already signed overseas Vietnamese midfielder Pierre Lamothe. However, Lamothe is expected to be placed on loan in the near future.

In addition, the team will also be bringing in overseas Vietnamese goalkeeper Patrick Le Giang from Cong An Hanoi FC, following a rule that allows each club to register only one overseas Vietnamese player.

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