Lee Seung-woo to Transfer to Italian League

  • By Joo Hyung-sik

    August 31, 2017 10:11

    Lee Seung-woo

    Lee Seung-woo of FC Barcelona B will sign a contract to transfer to Italian football club Hellas Verona, according to Lee's agency on Wednesday.

    "Both clubs have reached a mutual agreement. The contract will be signed in a matter of time." said the agency.

    Securing second place in Serie B last season, Verona will be starting in Serie A this season. This will make Lee the second Korean player to play in Serie A after Ahn Jung-hwan, who played for Perugia FC in 2000.

    Lee has had difficulty holding his spot in Barcelona because clubs in Spain's second-tier league can only play two non-EU players.

    According to the Italian press, Verona offered Lee a 4-year, 1.5 million-euro deal including a 2-year buyback option.

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