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Reigning pro football champions Jeonbuk acquire top assist maker

All News 13:12 January 07, 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- Reigning South Korean pro football champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors said Sunday they've acquired last year's top assist maker Son Jun-ho from Pohang Steelers.

The 2017 K League Classic winners said they've signed Son to a four-year contract. Jeonbuk said Son will strengthen their midfield with Lee Jae-sung, last year's league MVP.

Son collected 14 goal and 20 assists in 99 matches since making his pro debut with Pohang in 2014. Last year, he was the league's top assist maker with 14 assists in 35 matches.

The 25-year-old is also a member of the South Korean under-23 national team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games. He, however, has yet to make his senior national team debut.

The star midfielder was also desired by Suwon Samsung Bluewings, but Jeonbuk were the winners.

"I'm sorry to fans there was some noise regarding my transfer," Son said. "I'm ready to show my talents on the pitch with Jeonbuk."

This photo provided by South Korean football club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Jan. 7, 2018, shows their new signing Son Jun-ho. (Yonhap)

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