Related

Article

South Korea´s Lee headed for Middlesbrough

23 January 2007 08:59

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean club Pohang Steelers has agreed to release striker Lee Dong-Gook, allowing him to join English Premiership club Middlesbrough, according to officials.

Lee, 27, will become the fourth South Korean to play in the Premier League following Park Ji-Sung of Manchester United, Lee Young-Pyo of Tottenham Hostpurs and Seol Ki-Hyeon of FC Reading.

"Pohang Steelers concluded a deal overnight with Middlesbrough on terms of his transfer," spokesman Shin Joo-Hyun told AFP.

"We will not receive Lee´s transfer fee but he must return to the Steelers if he comes back to South Korea," Shin said, adding that both sides would share Lee´s tansfer fee when he joins a third club.

Lee, nicknamed the ´Lion King´ by South Korea fans, played for his country at the 1998 World Cup finals in France as a 19-year-old but was left out by Dutch coach Guus Hiddink when his nation co-hosted the 2002 tournament.

He was expected to play in last year´s finals in Germany but was ruled out with a cruciate knee-ligament injury sustained playing for the Steelers in the K-League.

Lee played on loan for a German club, Werde Bremen, in 2001. He did not score a goal during his six months in Germany.

He endured seven months of rehabilitation before scoring a goal during two matches in October. He left for Britain early this month to take a three-week test for the club.

Sponsored links

Friday 1 July

Thursday 30 June

23:38
23:13
22:27
21:30
20:49
20:47
19:44
19:31
19:02
18:34
18:15
18:01
17:56
17:47
17:29
17:10
17:09
17:08
16:52
16:30
16:22
15:02
14:56
14:43
14:32
14:30
14:16
14:07
13:43
13:32
13:19
13:16
12:07
11:44
11:43
11:07
10:10
09:33
08:48
08:05
07:35
07:29
06:52
05:35
04:34
04:27
04:26
04:22
02:56
02:47
02:18
02:16
01:01

Wednesday 29 June

23:47
23:37
23:35
22:30
22:18
22:17
21:44
21:05
20:17
19:58
19:51
19:14
18:50
18:08
17:24
17:13
16:35
16:31
16:08
15:46
15:46
15:30
15:13
14:54
13:45
13:11
12:48
12:47
12:06
11:35
11:27
10:58
10:13
09:10
07:54
06:55
05:26
05:14
04:54
04:21
04:00
03:43
03:14
02:46
02:09
01:21
01:00
00:50
00:25
00:23
00:21
00:10

Facebook

HELP MAKE SOCCERWAY BETTER

REGISTER NOW