Kim Jung-Woo Transfer Listed at Jeonbuk

6 Jul

It was reported that Kim Jung-Woo is transfer listed at Jeonbuk Hyundai.

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An insider hinted South Korean football magazine Best Eleven that Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have decided to let Kim Jung-Woo go. Kim Jung-Woo joined Jeonbuk at the beginning of 2012 season with high expectations, but has constantly suffered from injuries.

Manager Choi Kang-Hee, who returned to the club after a year and a half spell at the national team, is planning to rebuild the squad and several players, including Kim Jung-Woo, seem to have been left out of Choi Kang-Hee’s plan.

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Jeju and Chunnam exchange Park Gi-Dong and Hwang Do-Yeon

2 Jul

Jeju United and Chunnam Dragons have reportedly agreed on a big exchange deal. Jeju’s striker Park Gi-Dong joins the Dragons while Chunnam’s young prospect Hwang Do-Yeon moves in the opposite direction.

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Park Gi-Dong, who was one of the key players at Gwangju FC, has failed to settle at the Jeju, failing to score in six matches at the club. Chunnam Dragons’ Hwang Do-Yeon was once regarded as one of the top prospects throughout U20 and U23 national team, but has been disappointing recently.

Stevica Ristić Leaves Suwon and the K-League

2 Jul

Suwon Bluewings announced through its official Facebook account that Stevica Ristić, also known simply as Stevo, is leaving the club after his two-year contract ends this summer. It is very likely that the Round 16 match against Daejeon on June 3 be Stevica’s last match at the club.

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Stevica Ristić has scored 28 goals and made 5 assists in 71 games during the last two years at the club. Suwon is planning to award him a trophy to thank for his service at the club.

Although he did receive offers from two other clubs in Korea, Stevica Ristić has reportedly decided to leave Korea. It is reported that several clubs from China, Japan and Australia are interested in the 31 year old energetic forward.

K-League aims to establish two more clubs in Seoul

1 Jul

K-League announced the “Beyond 11” project, which is a blueprint for the next decade. With six main assignments (Excellent Service, Establishment of promotion/relegation system, Obligation to community, Improvement of self-sustainability of clubs through launching new business, development of sports specialist), K-League also announced a plan to increase the number of Seoul-based clubs to three.

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Currently, FC Seoul is the only Seoul-based professional football club.

Kim Ho-Gon: I will let Kim Shin-Wook Leave For A Good Offer

30 Jun

Ulsan Hyundai manager Kim Ho-Gon stated after Round 15 match against FC Seoul that he will let Kim Shin-Wook move if there is a good offer. Previously, Kim Shin-Wook had told the press that he will follow his manager’s decision on his transfer.

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“Kim Shin-Wook told me that he will follow my decisions regarding his transfer and he will concentrate on his game. I was so happy to hear that,” said Kim Ho-Gon after his team beat FC Seoul 2-0. “We haven’t received a good offer for him yet. He makes great contribution at our club. But because he showed me his faith, I will let him go anytime if an offer is made that can benefit both the team and the player.”

As a matter of fact, Kim Shin-Wook led his team to a meaningful victory against the reigning champion on this day, scoring the first goal of the match only fifty seconds after the kick-off.

Gangwon FC eyeing a South American international

29 Jun

Gangwon FC’s new chairwoman Lim Eun-Joo stated in an interview with KBS Chuncheon that Gangwon is keeping eye on a South American international player.

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Formerly South Korea’s first female international referee, Lim Eun-Joo also said that Gangwon is planning to strengthen its squad to ensure survival in the K-League Classic.

Ko Cha-Won and Im Kyung-Hyun on an exchange deal

29 Jun

Rumors have been suggesting that Chunnam Dragons and Suwon Samsung have agreed on an exchange deal that involves Ko Cha-Won moving to the Bluewings and Im Kyung-Hyun heading opposite direction.

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The exchange deal seems very likely as Ko Cha-Won added Suwon Samsung as a new workplace on his Facebook account.