K League Classic team Jeonnam Dragons said they're pushing for Kim's move to Al Ahli, and the player will soon fly to Dubai for a medical.
The Arabian Gulf League, the UAE's top league, started its new season last weekend, and the player registration deadline is the second week of October.
|In this file photo taken Feb. 23, 2017, Jeonnam Dragons midfielder Kim Young-wook speaks during a K League Classic event in Seoul. (Yonhap)|
Kim made his pro debut with Jeonnam in 2010 and has so far amassed 11 goals and 14 assists in 170 matches. The 26-year-old midfielder, who is known for his quickness and accurate passes, has scored three goals and earned a career-high seven assists this season.
Kim has yet to represent South Korea at the senior level, but he previously played for the country at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He was also member of the gold medal-winning South Korean team at the 2014 Asian Games that comprised players under the age of 23.
Jeonnam are currently eighth in the 10-team league with eight wins, eight draws and 13 losses. (Yonhap)