South Korea national team midfielder Park Yong-woo has left Ulsan Hyundai to join United Arab Emirates (UAE) powerhouse Al Ain.
Al Ain announced the signing of Park on its official website on Sunday (July 17). The club explained that they have already completed a medical and are close to reaching a final agreement.
Park Yong-woo is the type of player who dominates the midfield with his physicality (188 cm, 80 kg) and clever positioning, and he plays with dedication. His lack of mobility is compensated for by his high football intelligence and excellent anticipation.
He is one of the best defensive midfielders in the K League. Park Yong-woo went to Konkuk University in 2012 and performed well in several positions before joining FC Seoul in 2015.
In his debut season, he made 26 appearances between center back and defensive midfield, but struggled to compete in his second season.
He eventually moved to Ulsan in 2017, where his talents blossomed and he developed into one of the best defensive midfielders in the K League.
He thrived in Ulsan and helped the club win the FA Cup in 2017, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League in 2020, and the K League 1 title in 2022. Season after season, he became increasingly influential in the midfield and played a key role.카지노사이트
Park has also recently been called up to the national team. He was named to Jürgen Klinsmann’s June A squad for the South Korean national soccer team, where he played in two matches against Peru and El Salvador, showing stability in the center of the park. However, his performance was marred by a racism controversy at the club.
As his performances continued, Park was sought after in the Middle East, and he moved to Al Ain. Al Ain is a prestigious team that has won the Asian Football Confederation Champions League in 2003 and 14 UAE league titles. The team is known to fans in Korea as the former club of Lee Myung-joo, who played as a key attacker for three years starting in the summer of 2014.
Meanwhile, Park Yong-woo will depart for Spain on April 18 and will immediately join the club’s preseason schedule in the country.