N.Korean Striker to Play for S.Korean Club
A South Korean club said it has acquired North Korea striker Jong Tae Se from Germany's Cologne.
The Suwon Samsung Bluewings announced Thursday they have agreed to pay Cologne 300,000 euros ($394,000) for the acquisition, but declined to say how much they will pay the 27-year-old forward. Bluewings official Lee Ho-seung said Jong had sought the transfer and the negotiations to acquire him lasted several months.
Jong will become the fourth North Korean to play in South Korea's K-League, according to league officials.
Jong was born and raised in Japan, but holds a North Korean passport and played for North Korea at the 2010 World Cup.
He began his professional career with Japan's Kawasaki Frontale in 2006 before signing with Germany's second-division club VfL Bochum in 2010 and joining Cologne last year.