The Straits Times
Published on Jan 03, 2013

N. Korean striker to join S. Korean football club


SEOUL  (AFP) - North Korean international striker Jong Tae Se is to join one of South Korea's top football clubs next week, a team official said on Thursday.

Jong, 28, who currently plays for FC Koln in the second division of the German Bundesliga, is being transferred to Suwon Samsung Bluewings in the K-League, Suwon's General Manager Lee Ho Seung said.

"We've reached an agreement with Koln to transfer Jong to us. Jong will arrive here as early as next Monday for a medical test. If he passes the test, we will sign a contract with him," Lee told AFP.

Suwon agreed to pay Koln 300,000 euros (S$490,000) as a transfer fee, Lee said. Yonhap news agency said Jong's annual salary would be around 400 million won (S$460,000).