Park Ji-sung 'Open to All Transfer Options'

      June 25, 2013 11:21

      Park Ji-sung celebrates after scoring against the Shanghai Laokele Stars during a charity soccer match at the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai on Sunday. /Reuters-News 1

      Park Ji-sung is not ruling out any options in terms of which club he will play for during the final years of his career as a professional footballer, he said in Shanghai on Monday after hosting a charity match there.

      "That I'm open to options means there is a possibility of playing in the K-League. It is possible if the right deal could be made," said Park, adding that’s he's also interested in Major League Soccer in the U.S. "I'll remain a professional footballer for one or two more years."

      Many expect Park will soon move on after a dismal season with Queens Park Rangers, which was recently relegated from the Premier League to the second-tier Championship.

      "I chose QPR thinking it would be my last team," he said after wrapping up his third Asian Dream Cup in the Chinese metropolis, a game organized by his JS Foundation. "But if I do move on, then I think that will be the last time [before I retire]."

      However, he added that he is still a QPR player. "So, of course, the utmost goal is to get [the club] back into the Premier League," he said.

      He said he harbors no ambitions of becoming a manager, such as newly appointed Korea coach Hong Myung-bo. "Maybe in 10 years' time I'll be working in football administration. But I'm going to prepare well first to make sure I do it well."

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