Archive | December, 2012

Daejeon Signs Karel De Smet from Royal Antwerp FC

29 Dec

Daejeon Citizen FC signed a 32-year-old Belgian defender, Karel De Smet, from Royal Antwerp FC.

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Chinese Press Suggest Hong Jeong-Ho is targeted by Beijing Guoan

28 Dec

Chinese media Yahoo China suggested that Hong Jeong-Ho is likely to head Beijing.

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The media stated that Beijing Guoan has already settled on a deal to sign Hong Jeong-Ho and the 23 year old South Korean Centre-back will join the Chinese side in January.

Gwangju and Jeju agree on a big exchange deal.

28 Dec

Gwangju FC and Jeju United announced that they have completed a big exchange deal.

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Gwangju’s international level forward Park Gi-Dong joins Jeju united. In exchange, Jeju’s defender Park Byung-Joo returns to his former club Gwangju after spending only one season at the island club. Gwangju is also receiving some additional cash from Jeju.

Thus, Gwangju have lost two key players — Kim Dong-Sub and Park Gi-Dong — after being relegated to the second division. Jeju’s manager Park Kyung-Hoon said that Park Gi-Dong has potential to become a superstar like Lee Dong-Gook.

FC Seoul Completes Sergio Escudero Full Transfer

28 Dec

FC Seoul fully signed Sergio Escudero from Urawa Reds. 

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The 24 year old Japanese forward joined Seoul on a loan deal before this season and impressed fans. His impressive performance and strong mentality ensured a full transfer to Seoul.

Jubilo’s Han Sang-Woon Joins Ulsan Hyundai

28 Dec

Ulsan Hyundai announced through its official twitter account that the club has signed Jubilo Iwata’s forward Han Sang-Woon.

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The 26 year old returns to Korea after a brief 5-months stint at Jubilo Iwata. Han Sang-Woon, who was regarded as one of the hottest talents during his stay at Busan I’Park, however failed to continue great performance after he joined Seongnam Ilhwa before 2012 season. After half a season, he moved to Jubilo but failed to impress Japanese fans there.

Fans are wondering if Kim Ho-Kon will be able to revive his form at Ulsan.

SC Braga and Werder Bremen interested in Yoon Bit-Garam

26 Dec

Yoon Bit-Garam’s agent Kim Dong-Wan opened his mouth about the recent report about Yoon Bit-Garam receiving offer from SC Braga (Portugal).

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“There are some European clubs, as well as some from Middle East, that are interested in Yoon Bit-Garam. SV Werder Bremen is one of them,” said the 22-year-old’s agent.

“Portuguese media reported that SC Braga is also trying to sign Yoon Bit-Garam. I’m not sure about that. We didn’t get any official offer from Braga yet.”

Yoon Bit-Garam spent the worst season in 2012. He joined Seongnam Ilhwa from Gyeongnam FC, but his terrible form and lack of effort disappointed Seongnam fans. Seongnam’s new manager Ahn Ik-Soo stated that he wants to give Yoon Bit-Garam one more chance, but whether the fans will tolerate him is in doubt.

Kevin Oris will join Jeonbuk

26 Dec

2012 K-League runners-up Jeonbuk Hyundai seems to have completed their first big signing for this transfer window. 

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According to some reliable sources, Kevin Oris will join Jeonbuk from Daejeon. The 28 year old Belgian striker, who was dubbed as the “Terminator” for his strength and energy, spent a great debut season at Daejeon Citizen, scoring 16 goals and adding 4 assists in 37 league games. He has received offers from various clubs in Japan, China and Korea, but it seems like it is the Motors Kevin Oris is joining next season.

The transfer fee is reportedly around $700,000.