Archive | July, 2012

Gwangju FC’s Lee Seung-Gi drawing offers from various European clubs

31 Jul

Gwangju FC’s attacking midfielder Lee Seung-Gi seems to be among the hottest players in the K-League.

The 24 year old has reportedly received offers from Vfb Stuttgart (Germany), FC Anzhi, CSKA Moscow (Russia), Queens Park Rangers, several Italian clubs, and many other European clubs.

 

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Lee Seung-Gi graduated from Geumho High School, which is the youth team of Gwangju FC, and is famous for his love for the club. He famously turned down offers from many Korean big clubs after last season, stating that his only club in Korea would be Gwangju FC.

He won the Rookie of the Year award in 2011 and has already made appearances in the national team.   

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Jubilo Iwata is signing young Korean Messi

26 Jul

Jubilo Iwata is set to sign a 19-year old High school student in Korea. Lee Keun-Ho from Il-Dong High School is reportedly joining Jubilo this summer.

 

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The young forward is just 1m 67cm tall, but he is quick and has a good finish. He scored 3 goals in 45 minutes in yesterday’s Korean President High School Cup game and was praised by many scouts and press.

 

However, his manager announced that he has already clinched a deal with Jubilo Iwata in Japan. Jubilo Iwata fans will be joyful to see another Lee Keun-Ho playing, since his older namesake already made a great impact in Iwata.

UAE’s Al Jazira Club targeting a Korean defender with European experiences

25 Jul

UAE’s Gulf News today hinted that UAE Pro League’s Al Jazira Sports & Culture Club is interested in signing one of the Korean defenders with experiences in Europe as an Asian quota.

 

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Park Joo-Ho, 25 year old left full-back at FC Basel, is speculated to be the target.

 

Akihiro Ienaga is leaving Ulsan Hyundai

23 Jul

Today, Ulsan’s forward Kim Shin-Wook told on his Facebook that Akihiro Ienaga is leaving the club.

 

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Akihiro Ienaga joined Ulsan on loan from Mallorca at the beginning of this season. However, he failed to adjust to Korean football and has mostly remained on bench throughout the season.

Ulsan signed Lee Seung-Ryul from Gamba Osaka on a loan deal

23 Jul

A reliable Korean reporter has announced that Ulsan has just signed Lee Seung-Ryul from Gamba Osaka.

 

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The 23 year old forward formerly played for FC Seoul and was awarded the Rookie of the Year in 2008. He was also included in the South Korean 2010 World Cup Squad, but his form drastically went down afterwards. He joined Gamba Osaka at the beginning of this season but failed to secure a place in the Japanese side.

Gangwon FC may sign Denis Laktionov (Lee Seong-Nam)

23 Jul

Denis Laktionov (also known as Lee Seong-Nam) could be the next signing for Gangwon FC.

 

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As Kim Hak-Beom, former manager of Seongnam took over Gangwon FC, Denis Laktionov reportedly visited the club in order to plead Kim Hak-Beom to sign him. Denis Laktionov was one of the key players in Seongnam while Kim Hak-Beom was at the club.

 

When a reporter asked him whether he was going to sign Denis Laktionov or not, Kim Hak-Beom said that Denis seemed to be in good form and he was seriously considering him as an option.

 

Denis Laktionov has played for various Korean clubs such as Busan I’Park, Suwon Samsung, Seongnam Ilhwa and Chunnam Dragons. He has also two caps for Russia.

Gamba Osaka targeting Oh Jae-Seok

20 Jul

Several Japanese and Korean news have suggested that Gamba Osaka is interested in Gangwon FC’s Oh Jae-Seok.

 

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The 22 year old right full-back is currently included in the South Korean Olympics Squad, but has failed to establish himself as a regular since Kim Chang-Soo joined the team as a wildcard.

 

Oh Jae-Seok is known as a fervent supporter of Suwon Samsung. He indeed join Suwon in 2010, but failed to break into the squad and was sent on loan to Gangwon FC in 2011. At the beginning of the 2012 season, he joined Gangwon permanently.