Seoul, looking for Hwang Ui-jo replacement, sign ‘former Ulsan-1M96 star’ Bjorn Johnson…Park Dong-jin goes on loan to Busan

FC Seoul made a surprise signing of a foreign striker on the final day of the transfer window. Bjorn Johnson (31), a 1m96 striker from Norway who played for Ulsan three years ago.

“We understand that Seoul has confirmed the signing of Bjorn Jonsson, who played for Ulsan,” multiple transfer market sources said on the 20th, the last day of the K League One summer transfer window.

What a surprise. Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo had expressed his thirst for a new top striker after the departure of ‘national striker’ Hwang Eui-jo (Nottingham Forest) on a short-term loan last month. He believes that the existing players such as Ilyuchenko and Park Dong-jin are not enough. In the last two games, he used rookie Kim Shin-jin as his top striker. It is said that they searched for and contacted various strikers at home and abroad, but until recently, no clear candidate emerged.

That’s when Bjorn Johnson came into the picture. Bjornjonsson joined Ulsan from AZ Alkmaar in the 2020 season, where he played for one season. He is a familiar face to K League fans. He made 18 appearances, scoring five goals and providing one assist. At the time, Ulsan’s forward line was built around Junio, so he wasn’t given enough playing time. After moving to Montreal, Bjornjohnson joined Dutch side Cambuur on a free transfer in January, scoring three goals in 12 games in the second-tier Eredivisie (Dutch top flight).바카라

With the exception of the recent win over Suwon FC, Seoul’s attack has been frustratingly lacklustre. They brought in a new type of striker to make a difference up front. Bjorn Johnson-Willian (Na Sang-ho) and other big and small combinations are now possible. He can also alternate with Ilyuchenko depending on the opponent. Ahn now has more options, as Seoul striker Park Dong-jin, nicknamed ‘Mad Dog’, is set to go on loan to Busan in the K League 2 for the rest of the season. Park has started just two games (15 total) for Seoul this season, scoring three goals and providing two assists. Having sold Kwon Hyuk-kyu to Celtic this summer and ‘stormed’ into the league with midfielder Summer Kang Sang-yoon and centre-back Min Sang-ki, Busan have added a ‘proven striker’ to their promotion challenge.

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