Jeonbuk Hyundai, which is trying to regain the top of the professional football K League 1, recruited Japanese midfielder Amano Jun, who played for Ulsan Hyundai, the champion team last season.
The Jeonbuk club announced on the 5th that it had acquired Amano on loan from F. Marinos in Yokohama, Japan.
Amano is a player who played a key role in Ulsan’s first championship in 17 years, posting 9 goals and 1 assist in 30 regular league games last season.
Amano, who played on loan in Ulsan last year, was loaned to Jeonbuk, a rival of Hyundai, this year, and was in a position to take away the championship title from his former team, Ulsan.
Jeonbuk has a painful memory of struggling to maintain its performance in the second half in July of last year when Japanese midfielder Kunimoto, who played a pivotal role in the development of the attack, was virtually kicked out for drunk driving.
Amano, whose left-footed shooting is threatening and his passing is delicate, is likely to play a role similar to Kunimoto’s in Jeonju Castle (Jeonju World Cup Stadium).
The Jeonbuk club introduced, “Amano, who has already adapted to the league, will show a more threatening appearance in the K-League 1 this season by adding skill to his existing strengths.”
Before joining Ulsan, Amano played 209 games in 8 seasons at Yokohama, scoring 27 points and scoring 35 assists. 안전놀이터
He has only played in Yokohama except for the 2019-2022 season at KSC Roque Run in the Belgian second division.
Amano said, “Jeonbuk is a team that has won many championships and always advances to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), so I have known it well since I was in Yokohama Marinos.” “he said of his feelings.
Existing foreign players, striker Gustavo and winger Barrow, are expected to remain on the team, and starting with Amano, Jeonbuk’s foreign recruiting work for the new season has begun in earnest.
Starting this season, the limit on foreign players will be expanded from ‘3+1’ (3 players regardless of nationality, 1 player from an AFC member country) to ‘5+1’ (5 players regardless of nationality, 1 player from an AFC member country).
Jeonbuk is expected to fill the limit of six foreigners.