K League One Suwon FC announced on Nov. 21 that it has signed midfielders Ahn Chi-woo and Kim Do-yoon, forward Kang Min-sung, and goalkeeper Lee Jae-hoon to semi-professional contracts with the club’s Under-18 (U-18) team.
“All four players were born in 2005 and came through the club’s U-15 and U-18 teams,” Suwon FC said.
A central midfielder and captain of Suwon FC’s U-18 team, Ahn Chi-woo is described as a player with a lot of activity and strength in developing attacks through his switching passing ability.
He is also recognized as a versatile player who can play all positions with excellent offensive and defensive balance.
Kim is expected to play as an attacking midfielder and left wing-forward, and is expected to speed up the team’s offense with his quick tempo and concise ball handling. He is also known for his mid-range shooting and goal-scoring ability, the club said.
Kang Min-sung is said to be an excellent two-footed player who utilizes his speed to make bold runs and finishes. His ability to sprint and participate actively in defense is also noteworthy, the club added.
At 190 centimeters tall, Lee Jae-hoon is said to have excellent quickness and can reliably handle aerial balls. His buildup ability is also excellent, and the club expects him to create offensive opportunities for the team with accurate long-range passes on the counterattack.
The four players, who signed semi-professional contracts, will join the professional team after this afternoon’s K League Youth Championship Round of 16 match against Incheon United U-18. 토토