A local report came out that Shin-wook Kim (35), a former national soccer team striker called ‘Attack on Titan’, will go to Hong Kong’s prestigious Kichi in professional football.
Hong Kong media South China Morning Post reported on the 28th (local time), quoting an official in the transfer market, “Kim Shin-wook can sign a contract with Kichi in a few days.”
“Kichi is the first club to contact Kim Shin-wook,” he added, “K-League clubs are also interested in signing Kim Shin-wook.”
Ken Ng, chairman of Kichi, showed a cautious reaction to the recruitment of Kim Shin-wook, citing the case of hijacking of Mihailo Mudrik (Ukraine), who was a strong candidate to join Arsenal.
Keach, considered the strongest team in the Hong Kong league, is leading the league this season with 8 wins and 1 loss in 9 matches.
Dejan (Montenegro), who played for FC Seoul, Suwon Samsung, and Daegu FC in the past and became the top scorer in the K-League, is active.
Dejan is a legend who set records for the most appearances (380 games) and the most goals (198 goals) for a foreign player in the K-League. 메이저놀이터
If Kim Shin-wook joins, there is a high possibility that he will play as a two-top player with Dejan.
Shin-wook Kim, a 198cm tall striker, made his professional debut at Ulsan Hyundai in 2009 and led Ulsan to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) in 2012.
In 2013, he also received the K-League Most Valuable Player Award (MVP).
Even after moving to Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2016, he took the lead in winning the ACL championship that year and the regular league championship in 2017 and 2018.
After that, he went through Shanghai Shenhua (China) and from August 2021, he played in Lion City in the Singapore League.
Kim Shin-wook scored 16 goals in 56 A-matches as a member of the national team.
Kim Shin-wook, who recently canceled his contract with Lion City for a new challenge, is a free agent.
Some K-League clubs wanted Kim Shin-wook and the possibility of returning to Korea was discussed, but he seems to have turned to Hong Kong.