Busan IPark announced on Tuesday that it has signed veteran defender Min Sang-ki and midfielder Summer to further increase the weight of its squad. 바카라사이트
Min Sang-ki, who joins Busan on loan, is a 14-year professional veteran who has played exclusively for Suwon Samsung except for his military service. He is a defender with a gritty and relentless style of pressing the opposition, with a wide range of vision and a unique leadership ability to coordinate the defence.
Min didn’t get many chances in the early stages of his professional career in 2010. In 2013, he became a regular starter under Seo Won-jeong. The following year, in 2014, he also played a lot of games. His partner at centre-back was Cho Sung-jin, the current coach of the Busan IPark Futures team.
After joining Asan Mugunghwa for military service in the 2017 season, Min Sang-ki played 27 games as captain the following year, leading the team to the K League 2 title. Upon returning to Suwon after his discharge from the army, Min continued to be a regular member of the first team and anchored the team’s defence.
A product of Suwon’s youth team Matango and a former Suwon clubman, Min joined Busan for a new challenge. He will be reunited with Lee Hando, who played alongside him in Suwon last year, and the pair are expected to do well in Busan.
“This is my first transfer in my 14th year as a professional, so I’m very nervous and excited. I’m happy to be given the opportunity to help a traditional and well-positioned team like Busan,” he said, “I want to learn the tactical aspects from the manager and coaches and grow through their feedback.”
“Even though it’s a loan, I came to Busan with a determined mindset as it’s my first move, and I will show a good performance with a greater sense of responsibility and obligation, not just a player who comes and goes. I will prepare well so that I can see the fans on the field soon,” he said.
An 11-year professional veteran, Summer excels as a playmaker who orchestrates the game from the centre of the pitch and acts as a link in the attack. He is a dominant presence in the centre of the park with a high work rate that comes from his strict self-management. He has 11 goals and 13 assists in 257 K League games and has won two promotions with Gwangju in 2014 and 2019.
Having started his professional career with Gwangju in 2013, Summer impressed in his debut season with two goals and one assist in 29 games, and the following year he contributed two assists in 27 games to help Gwangju win promotion. After leaving the club, he joined Gwangju midway through the 2018 season, where he first worked with head coach Park Jin-seop. A steady summer for Park followed in 2019, with three goals and three assists in 29 games to help Gwangju win promotion.
At the end of the 2020 season, Park left for FC Seoul and Summer for Jeju United. The pair were reunited in mid-2021 when Park brought Summer back to Seoul. Two years later, they met again in Busan.
“I came to Busan with my mind made up because I know what the coach wants from me,” said Summer, “I’m very determined to join a team that wants to win the championship. I want to make myself as good as the fans expect and contribute to the promotion.”
Busan signed Lim Min-hyuk earlier this season and Kim Jung-hwan in the summer transfer window, bringing together a group of players who shared the promotion with Park Jin-seop. The addition of Min Sang-ki is expected to provide a boost to a defence that is currently dominated by Lee Hando and Cho Woo-je.