Suwon Have N.Korean Striker in Crosshairs

  • Arirang News

    December 12, 2012 10:48

    Jong Tae-se, one of highest-profile athletes to emerge from North Korea, is still on the wish list of K-League outfit Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

    The striker currently plays for Koln in Germany's second-tier league, but he has only appeared in four of the team's 17 games this season.

    Suwon and Koln have yet to narrow their differences in negotiations over an acceptable transfer fee, but Jong is expected to sell far more tickets -- and see considerably more playing time -- at Suwon given his experience and skills.

    Jong is well known for crying before a game between North Korea and Brazil during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa upon hearing the reclusive regime's national anthem played, despite the fact that he was born in Japan to South Korean parents.

    His abilities on the field are undeniable, however, as he practically single-handedly willed North Korea into the last World Cup.

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