Jeonbuk and Chunnam make early transfer window signings

Jeonbuk and Chunnam make early transfer window signings

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors moved to strengthen their squad after the opening of the transfer window on January 1st as they confirmed the signing of Gyeongnam attacking midfielder Kim Dong-chan. The 24 year-old joins Choi Kang-hee’s side on a three year deal after spending five years with the Changwon-based side.

Also on the move is former national team goalkeeper Lee Woon-jae who has opted to extend his playing career with Chunnam Dragons. 37 year-old Lee, who had turned down the opportunity of a coaching role at Suwon Samsung Bluewings after finding his first team opportunities limited, has signed a two year deal with Chunnam that brings to an end his fifteen year association with Suwon.

Another Suwon goalkeeper has moved on to pastures new as back-up stopper Park Ho-jin has accepted a player-coach role with K-League debutants Gwangju FC. Battling him for a place between the posts at Gwangju will be Sung Kyung-mo who has left Incheon United after six seasons with the club. Gwangju have also confirmed the free transfer signings of 23 year-old Suwon midfielder Kim Hong-il, former Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma youngster Park Sang-hyun and National League pairing Kim Sung-min and Park Byung-ju who have left Ulsan Mipo Dockyard and Suwon City respectively.

Jeonbuk continue to be linked with signing Seongnam goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong however a deal has still to be completed. One player definitely leaving Seongnam is defender Jo Byung-guk who has joined J-League side Vegalta Sendai. Reports from Australia have linked Busan I’Park with a move for Gold Coast United utility man Bas van den Brink whilst Pohang Steelers have unveiled Ghanaian winger Derek Asamoah who has joined the club from Lokomotiv Sofia.

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