Football: Lion City Sailors make record S$3-Million Signing with Korean Kim Shin-wook

South Korean striker Kim is no stranger to the AFC Champions League, with two winners medals already to his name

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15 November 2021, Singapore - Singapore Premier League champions Lion City Sailors have broken the SPL-record yet again, this time in landing the most expensive footballer in South Korean forward Kim Shin-wook.


The former Shanghai Shenhua, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Ulsan Hyundai striker already has two AFC Champions League medals to his name, and is widely regarded as a direct replacement for the Sailors' now departed top goalscorer Stipe Plazibat.

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Kim is no stranger to the AFC Champions League, and stated his desire for a new challenge, underlining his intent after joining the Sailors in a SGD$3-million deal over three years.


He joins the Sailors on a free transfer as his contract with Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua is set to run out a the end of the year.

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Kim, who towers at 1.98m, will add to the Sailors' aerial prowess and will be a key asset in set pieces.


The previous record signing in the SPL was also a Lion City Sailors player, with the Sailors landing Brazilian midfielder Diego Lopes from then Portuguese top-tier side Rio Ave earlier this year, paying SGD$2.9 million in transfer fees, while his three-year contract is worth in excess of $2.5 million.


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