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After drawn-out negotiations, the Korean, dubbed the 'new Park Ji-Sung' by his national coach, will move to the Championship side for a fee in the region of £2 million

South Korea international Kim Bo-Kyung will join Championship club Cardiff City from Cerezo Osaka, both sides have announced.

Dubbed the successor to Park Ji-Sung by national team coach Choi Kang-Hee, the 22-year-old excelled this season with seven goals in 15 appearances.

The midfielder has signed a three-year contract with a fee agreed between the clubs thought to be worth €2.5 million (£1.9m) for Cerezo, who have also seen star midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake depart for Nurnberg this summer.

"I learned many things at Cerezo," Kim commented through a Cerezo press release. "I was able to play hard because all of you supported me, and I'll never forget my time at Cerezo."

Kim started on Thursday in South Korea's scoreless draw with Mexico at the 2012 London Olympics. He will join his new club after the Games, pending a medical as well as the acquisition of a work permit.

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