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Park poised for K-League?

SoccerNews in UEFA Europa League 14 May 2012

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South Korean legend Ahn Jung-Hwan is confident Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung will make his move to the K-League.

The 31-year-old was an unused substitute in United’s 1-0 win at Sunderland as they fell agonisingly short of the title on Sunday and is set to return to his homeland to watch the clash between Suwon Bluewings and Ulsan Hyundai next weekend.

The former PSV and Kyoto Sanga man has never played in Korea’s top flight and hasn’t attended a K-League match since 2003, but his return has sparked rumours he could be on his way.

“I’m excited that I’m going to meet fans from my hometown Suwon where I dreamt of becoming a national team member from childhood,” Park said.

Ahn, who’s golden goal sent South Korea into the quarter-finals of their home 2002 World Cup at the expense of Italy, is now working in public relations for the K-League following his retirement and encouraged Park to return.

“I think Ji-sung will help us once he retires,” Ahn said.

“Like me, Ji-Sung received a lot of support from fans, so I think he should also help the K-League.”

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