Korean midfielder completes move to UAE's Shabab Al Ahli Club

By Yonhap
  • Published : Oct 13, 2017 - 09:47
  • Updated : Oct 13, 2017 - 09:47

South Korean attacking midfielder Moon Chang-jin has completed his move to the United Arab Emirates side Shabab Al Ahli Club, his South Korean club announced Friday.

Gangwon FC in the top-flight K League Classic said Moon has terminated the contract with them by mutual consent and joined Al Ahli. The terms of his contract with the Dubai-based club weren't revealed.

Gangwon said Al Ahli has been trying to acquire Moon since last month for their new season and the 24-year-old player recently told them that he wants to go overseas. Gangwon said Moon promised to sign with them if he returns to the K League. 

In this file photo taken on Aug. 2, 2017, Gangwon FC midfielder Moon Chang-jin (L) passes the ball during the K League Classic match between Gangwon FC and FC Seoul at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul. (Yonhap)

Moon made his pro debut with the Pohang Steelers in 2012 before moving to newly promoted Gangwon this year. He has been enjoying a career high season with Gangwon, marking six goals and three assists in 29 league matches.

A skillful left-footed attacker, Moon represented South Korea at the 2016 Rio de Olympic Games. He scored 16 goals in 31 matches with the U-23 side, and netted seven goals in nine matches with the U-20 team, but has yet to play for the South Korean senior squad.

Al Ahli are currently fourth in the UAE Arabian Gulf League with two wins and one loss. (Yonhap)