Cho So-hyun signs two-year contract with West Ham

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Cho So-hyun signs two-year contract with West Ham

West Ham United F.C. Women has re-signed Korean footballer Cho So-hyun on a two-year contract.
 
The Women’s Super League (WSL) club announced Monday the re-signing of Cho until 2022, along with four other players.
 
“This is a big league, and to be signing for a big club like West Ham with all the history, it has makes it even more special,” Cho was quoted as saying on West Ham’s website.
 
With the re-signing, Cho is one of three active Korean players in the WSL. Cho started her career in Women’s K League, where she played for Suwon FMC and Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels. After playing six seasons in Korea, Cho expanded her career to Norway, before finally joining West Ham.
 
Aside from her career in the women’s football leagues, She’s also a regular pick on the Korean national women’s football team, where she serves as the captain.  
 
“I am very happy to welcome Cho to West Ham United and am looking forward to working with her,” West Ham’s head coach Matt Beard was quoted as saying on the website. “I believe Cho will bring some of the qualities we’ve perhaps missed a bit in midfield. She is versatile and is a technically excellent player. She’s the captain of a huge footballing nation in Korea, and her leadership and ability will be a huge asset to our side.”
 
Last season, West Ham finished eighth among the 12 clubs. The WSL was also affected by the coronavirus as their season ended earlier than expected. The club is expected to start their preseason training soon for the 2020-2021 season.
 
BY KANG YOO-RIM   [kang.yoorim@joongang.co.kr]

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