Ji officially re-joins FC Augsburg. He signed 3 and 1/2 year contract.. which binds him to the club til June of 2018.
"Wir bedanken uns bei Dong-Won Ji für seinen Einsatz und wünschen ihm für seine Zukunft alles Gute.“ (Michael Zorc)
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 22, 2014
Thoughts on the transfer? Did you expect the quick change?
Jae here, adding on with a K League transfer that just broke. FC Seoul (and Asian Cup) defender Kim Ju-young will join the growing ranks of Koreans plying their trade in China. The club just announced that the centerback will move to Shanghai SIPG. The Shanghai team finished 5th in the Chinese Super League last season, and is looking to improve their position. They have also hired Sven-Goran Eriksson as their manager. Eriksson spent last season managing Guangzhou R&F (who had Park Jong-woo and Jang Hyun-soo). Perhaps Park and Jang made an impression on Eriksson that Koreans are good for the CSL?
* 김주영 선수, 중국 상하이 이스트아시아 이적 * 올해 우리 FC서울과 대표팀을 오가며 활약을 펼친 김주영 선수가 중국 상하이 이스트 아시아로 이적하게 되었습니다. – 자세히 보기… http://t.co/VjB3tJj5Z7
— FC서울 (@FCSEOUL) December 23, 2014
Seoul fans must surely be furious with their club’s management as this will be the second year in a row the team will sell off their better players to Chinese sides. Last season it was Dejan Damjanovic and Ha Dae-sung. This year it’s Kim Ju-young, and there are reports that Go Myeong-jin is reportedly considering a move to the J League.