Archive | January, 2012

Kim Min-Soo: The Next Kim Jung-Woo?

29 Jan

Sangju Sangmu, the army club, is facing the same problem as it did last year – lack of decent forwards.

Last year, Sangju dealt with the problem quite well by switching international defensive midfielder Kim Jung-Woo to a forward.

 

This year, Sangmu decided to switch another player to center forward; Kim Min-Soo, a former Incheon United wing forward is currently training to become a decent striker.

Park Hang-Seo, the Sangju manager, expects Kim Min-Soo to score at least 7 or 8 goals this season. Kim Min-Soo’s aim is higher – he is looking to score at least 10 goals this season and to reborn as a top-class player.

FC Seoul’s Lee Seung-Ryul set for Gamba Osaka

29 Jan

Lee Seung-Ryul, a 23 year old FC Seoul forward is set for Gamba Osaka. The transfer fee is reportedly 2.2 billion won ($2 million).

 

 

Lee Seung-Ryul, who had found himself out of the squad last season caught the eye of Gamba Osaka, who was looking for replacement of Lee Keun-Ho and Kim Seung-Yong.

Gamba first offered one-year-loan deal with loan fee of  600m won, but Seoul rejected the deal confirming they would only accept transfer deal. Gamba and Seoul eventually set for the deal.

The contract is expected to be completed this week.

Gwangju Boss admits Jeonbuk made an offer for Lee Seung-Ki

29 Jan

Gwangju Boss Choi Man-Hee admitted on a sports news program that Jeonbuk made an offer for Lee Seung-Ki but he rejected the offer.

 

Interestingly, former Jeonbuk boss and current South Korea national team manager Choi Gang-Hee once jokingly told Lee Seung-Ki to join Jeonbuk on a press conference last season.

[Rumor] South Korea National Team New Away Jersey?

28 Jan

This jersey is rumored to be the next South Korea National Team Away kit. Korean fans are generally disappointed for its style, but some fans are relatively happy suggesting the lines may symbolize color of Korean traditional food.

Chunnam Dragons 2012 Season Kit

28 Jan

2012 New Season Kit for Chuunam Dragons.

 

Chuunam signed a lucrative 2 year sponsorship deal with Kelme.

Some fans are terrorized by the new away kit for its randomness; others (surprisingly) delighted for its originality.

 

Song Jin-Hyung set to sign for Jeju United

28 Jan

Song Jin-Hyung, a 24 year old former FC Seoul midfielder is reportedly set to sign for Jeju United. He had joined the French Ligue 2 side Tours FC in 2010 after an impressive spell at Newcastle Jets (AUS).

 

 

He had been left out of the team in the 2011/2012 season as a new manager came to Tours FC. Having decided to move, Song Jin-Hyung was also approached by another Ligue 2 side Troyes AC but eventually decided to return to Korea. Park Kyung-Hoon, the manager of Jeju United, was eager to sign Song Jin-Hyung to give creativity to the squad.

Jeju already paid transfer fee to both FC Seoul and Tours FC, and once the medical test is over, Song Jin-Hyung will join Jeju.