FOOTBALL Kwon is now Korea’s 2nd most expensive player
According to Chinese media on Monday, Kwon has completed his move from Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates to Tianjin Quanjian in the Chinese Super League with a transfer fee of $11 million.
That’s the second-highest transfer fee for a South Korean footballer behind Son Heung-min, who left Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 for Tottenham Hotspur in a deal reportedly worth 30 million euros ($31.58 million).
Chinese news outlets said Kwon signed a five-year deal with the newly promoted outfit Tianjin. He will make a $3 million annual salary.
Kwon, 24, made his pro debut with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in 2013 and moved to Al Ahli two years later for a transfer fee of $3 million.
Kwon is a hard-working defensive midfielder, but can also play as center back and full back.
He left a big impression by scoring the winning goal against Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia in the second leg of the 2015 Asian Football Confederation Champions League semifinals.