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(LEAD) Incheon Utd. acquire Brazilian forward

All Headlines 18:31 January 05, 2017

(ATTN: ADDS more info from 8th para, photo)

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korean football club Incheon United FC said Thursday they have signed Brazilian forward Weslley Smith Alves Feitosa.

Incheon, which finished 10th among 12 teams in the top-flight K League Classic in 2016, said the 24-year-old attacker has completed a medical and will join the team on Friday. The club, however, didn't disclose further details of Weslley's contract.

He previously played 116 K League matches with 26 goals for three different teams.

"Since Weslley is a player who already knows the South Korean league, we expect him to boost our attack immediately," the club said in a release. "He is a versatile attacker who can play on either wings or up front."

Weslley made his K League debut with the Jeonnam Dragons in 2011. He then played for Gangwon FC in 2012 before returning to Jeonnam the following year. In 2015, he played for Busan IPark.

Weslley, who is known for his explosive speed and dribble skills, joined Thai club Buriram United last year but was loaned out to Japanese outfit Shonan Bellamre in the summer.

"I'm happy to be back in the K League," Weslley said through Incheon's press release. "I know Incheon are a hard-working team with grit. I will try to mingle with my teammates to help this team."

In this photo released by Incheon United FC on Jan. 5, 2017, Brazilian forward Weslley Smith Alves Feitosa poses for a photo after signing a contract with Incheon United. (Yonhap)

Later Thursday, Incheon announced the club also acquired defender Gordan Bunoza.

The 28-year-old, who can play as center back or left back, will fill the void of Matej Jonjic who left for Japanese club Cerezo Osaka last month, Incheon said.

Bunoza, who holds dual citizenship of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, previously played for Polish giants Wisla Krakow and Italian club Pescara. For the past two seasons he was in Romania playing for clubs like Dinamo Bucuresti and CS Pandurii Lignitul Targu Jiu.

In this photo released by Incheon United FC on Jan. 5, 2017, defender Gordan Bunoza poses for a photo after signing a contract with Incheon United. (Yonhap)


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