The transfer deadline has passed, and that means no more Koreans are in the EFL (for now). Even with half of our players in Europe still recovering from their Asian Cup touney, there was still a good amount of action to take note of. And Kimbo has finally found a club! If you haven’t already done so, check out the Taverners’ latest podcast on the Asian Cup published yesterday. Otherwise, let’s get to it.
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* Kim Bo-Kyung has signed an official deal with Wigan Athletic. He reunites with his old boss Malky Mackay. Kim on the transfer, “I really enjoyed working with him in the past and he helped me so much in my career”. Kim will be wearing the No. 16 shirt. He leaves Cardiff with a tally of 58 appearances and 3 goals.
* Lee Seung Woo’s parents confirm that the Real Madrid transfer rumours are false.
*Lee Gwang Jong steps down as coach for the South Korea U-23 team after being diagnosed with Leukemia. Shin Tae-Yong, current assistant manager of South Korea Senior Team, will take the helm and lead them for 2016 Olympics in Brazil .
*Jang Hyun-Soo has been linked to Wolfsburg after his AFC Asian Cup performance.
*KFA denies that a friendly against Uzbekistan will take place despite confirmation from FIFA and KFA website.
* Lastly, Park Chu-Young’s contract with Al-Shahab has been terminated. At this point, it would be great to see him come back to Korea and play domestic league football.