Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors announced that they acquired a new player Tuesday. According to the sports wagering report, Jeonbuk signed Paik Seung-ho. However, the signing was a controversial one.
Jeonbuk talked to Paik’s most recent team, Darmstadt 98 from Bundesliga, last February. However, Suwon Samsung Bluewings said that they have the rights for Paik in the K League. Paik used to be a youth player under Suwon’s system. Suwon noted that they had a deal that Paik would play for them if he returns to South Korea.
Jeonbuk decided to stop with the negotiations in February. According to people who bet on football, Suwon threatened to sue Paik if he plays anywhere else in South Korea. Suwon and Paik can’t come up with a compromise. Thus, the midfielder was left without a team this year.
Jeonbuk Signed Paik Seung-ho
Jeonbuk signed Paik last Tuesday, a day before the deadline to sign new players for the upcoming season. According to betting odds sources, Jeonbuk decided to sign Paik after they confirmed with the K League office that there are no problems.
Jeonbuk determined that Suwon was not going to sign Paik after reading Suwon’s letter to the player. Thus, they made an offer to the returning midfielder.
In 2010, Paik attended Maetan Middle School, a youth club for Suwon. However, Paik left South Korea to join FC Barcelona’s youth squad the same year. Suwon offered to provide Paik with financial assistance. In return, Paik promised to attend Maetan High School, another youth club for Suwon.
In 2011, Paik signed with Barcelona. Suwon said that he didn’t consult with them before signing with the Spanish side. However, they still send him financial assistance for three years. In return, Paik signed a deal with Suwon that the team would have exclusive rights when he returns to play in South Korea.