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Suwon Samsung Bluewings sign veteran goalkeeper from local rivals

All News 16:36 January 11, 2017

By Joo Kyung-don

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korean football club Suwon Samsung Bluewings said Wednesday they've acquired veteran goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong from fellow K League Classic side the Pohang Steelers.

Suwon said they've signed the 33-year-old custodian to a two-year contract. The four-time domestic league champions added they will pay an undisclosed amount as a transfer fee and loan out their goalkeeper No Dong-geon to Pohang for signing Shin.

No, who joined Suwon in 2014, will be loaned out for one year, the club said. The 25-year-old, who won the 2014 Asian Games gold medal, surrendered 61 goals in 42 matches for Suwon.

Shin has only played for Pohang since making his pro debut in 2004. With Pohang, he won two K League Classic championships, three Korea Football Association (FA) Cup titles and one Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League trophy.

In his 13 seasons with Pohang, Shin allowed 309 goals in 287 K League matches. The goalkeeper, however, has yet to play for the South Korean national team.

Suwon said Shin will join their offseason training in Malaga, Spain, on Friday after completing his medical.

Suwon finished seventh in the 2016 K League Classic season, but earned a berth at this year's AFC Champions League by winning the FA Cup. The two-time continental champions are in Group G with Guangzhou Evergrande of China, Kawasaki Frontale of Japan and Eastern SC of Hong Kong.

In this photo released by the Suwon Samsung Bluewings on Jan. 11, 2017, South Korean goalkeeper Shin Hwa-yong holds Suwon's scarf after signing a contract with the football club. (Yonhap)


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