Just a quick recap of all the European moves for the boys.
Player From To Status Fee (if available)
Ki Sung-Yueng Swansea Sunderland Loan N/A
Ji Dong-Won Augsburg Sunderland Loan End N/A
Son Heung-Min Hamburg Leverkusen Sale 10 million Euros*
Hong Jeong-Ho Jeju Utd Augsburg Sale 2 million Euros*
Park Joo-Ho Basel Mainz 05 Sale 500K-900K Euros*
Koo Ja-Cheol Augsburg Wolfsburg Loan End N/A
Park Ji-Sung QPR PSV Loan N/A
*All transfer fees were not officially disclosed. These are all based on reported estimates.
Players Who Stayed at Current Club
Kim Bo-Kyung – Cardiff City
Lee Chung-Yong – Bolton Wanderers
Yoon Suk-Young – QPR
Park Chu-Young – Arsenal
Kim Young-Kiu – Almeria
So, in all, a bit of a mixed bag. Park Joo-Ho, Hong Jeong-Ho, and Son Heung-Min all seem to have moved a step forward. Koo Ja-Cheol and Ji Dong-Won seem to be a bit in the air (depending on how much they play). Ki Sung-Yueng’s seems to be a step back. Park Ji-Sung’s is of course a good move given his situation at QPR.
For those who stayed, good for Kim Bo-Kyung and Kim Young-Kiu. Terrible for Park Chu-Young. Mixed for Lee Chung-Yong who should play regularly, but worries about his growth and ability to perform at the highest level while spending another year in the Championship. Probably not great for Yoon Suk-Young, who will likely spend most of the year on the bench at QPR.