Steelers' Lee Myung-joo Signs with Al Ain in UAE

Lee Myung-joo Lee Myung-joo

Pohang Steelers midfielder Lee Myung-joo, 24, will play in the UAE league next season.

"Lee has signed a three-year deal with Al Ain for an annual salary of W1.5 billion," the Steelers said on Monday (US$1=W1,016).

The Steelers did not disclose the transfer fee, but it was reported to be US$5 million, making it the largest in the history of the K-league.

The previous high was the $3.5 million that Lee Chung-young commanded when he moved to English side Bolton from FC Seoul in 2009.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 10, 2014 08:49 KST