Former Korean Striker for the Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, Kim Shin-Wook goes to China to continue his football career. Furthermore, according to the announcement, the former K League MVP player will be joining the Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. Thus, he will now be a footballer in the Chinese Super League starting this year.
The announcement did not talk about the deal made between the Korean and Chinese football clubs. However, Chinese media said that Kim has a deal for three years for a $4.2 million annual salary. This is in addition to a 7 billion Won in transfer fee.
A Successful Career in the K League with more to come
According to sports news websites, Kim will be once again under the leadership of Choi Kan-hee. This is because the form Jeonbuk manager took a position with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua earlier this year.
Kim made his K League debut with Ulsan Hyundai in 2009 and made this team his home for seven seasons. The 196-centimeter striker won the MVP award in 2013 when he tied for the alliance lead with 19 goals.
Furthermore, Kim then became a member of Jeonbuk before the 2016 season. Thus, he made Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Betting fans very happy for three full seasons. Jeonbuk, Kim won consecutive K League 1 titles in 2017 and 2018 thus earning the AFC Champions title in 2016.
After making a goal in last Sunday’s match, Kim went down on his knees to bow to his fans. This is because this was his last match at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium. According to football betting websites, he said that he will “never forget the passionate support from Jeonbuk Fans”.
According to 9DollarPerHead.com, before leaving for China, Kim will finish his K-League record with 132 goals in 350 career games. Shanghai Shenhua are sitting fourteenth among 16 clubs in China, only one point over the transfer zone at 12 points from 16 matches. They have scored just 18 objectives in those 16 challenges.