According to the K League 1, Suwon FC acquires national team midfielder Lee Yeong-jae. The team succeeded in signing the player they were aiming for during the off-season.
Suwon FC earned a promotion to K League 1 in 2021. They announced the signing of Lee Yeong-jae. However, they didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal. According to Suwon FC betting reports, the team tried to negotiate a trade with Gangwon last December. They offered An Byong-jun for Lee.
According to online gambling South Korea news, An Byong-jun was the scoring leader in the K League 2. He helped Suwon earn the promotion to K League 1. However, Gangwon had concerns about his right knee, and they canceled the proposal.
Suwon FC Acquires National Team Midfielder
An had knee surgery while playing in the J League based on sports betting sources. Also, he suffered from knee pains during his first year with Suwon FC in 2019. Suwon will lose An to the free-agent market. However, they still managed to sign Lee. He made his national team debut last fall. He is known for his passing skills and energy.
Suwon lost midfielder Masatoshi Ishida during the offseason. Thus, they opted for Lee to improve their midfield. The team also signed midfielder Murilo, who last played with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
Murilo scored a single goal in 17 appearances with Jeonbuk last season. He wants a fresh start with Suwon. Also, he reunites with Lars Veldwijk. They were teammates in Jeonbuk.
On the other hand, several K League 1 and K League 2 teams showed interest in An. We’ll keep you updated once he signed with a new team during the offseason. At present, there’s no definite report on which team he will play for in the upcoming season.