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Two K League football clubs sign new foreign players

All News 17:09 January 23, 2017

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- Two South Korean football clubs bolstered their rosters by each signing a new foreign player Monday.

Incheon United said they've acquired Australian defender Connor Chapman. The terms of his deal were not disclosed.

Chapman, 22, has played for Australia's under-17, under-20 and under-23 national teams. He made his pro debut with the Newcastle Jets in 2012, and later moved to Melbourne City.

The K League Classic club said the versatile player can handle center back, defensive midfielder and full back duties.

Chapman will join the rest of Incheon at their training camp in Thailand. Incheon said Chapman's arrival completed their roster for the 2017 season.

Elsewhere in the top South Korean league, Ulsan Hyundai signed an Austrian center back Richard Windbichler. The 25-year-old has represented his country on junior national teams, and has also played as a defensive midfielder.

He has been with two Austrian clubs before -- Admira Wacker and FK Austria Wien from 2009 to 2016.

Ulsan, which ranked second from last with 41 goals last year, said they're also pursuing a new attacking player.

jeeho@yna.co.kr
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