Hong Jeong-ho, a 24-year-old defender who plays for Jeju United in the K-League, has signed a four-year deal with Augsburg FC, adding to the list of Koreans who now play in Germany.
Hong will be the third Korean to sign for the team since Koo Ja-cheol first did so in the 2011-2012 season and Ji Dong-won joined on loan in 2012. Both have since moved on. Hong’s contract will run until June 2017. He has reportedly chosen No. 20 as his jersey number.