BY FALAH ABDULLAH & YONGHUN LEE Follow on Twitter
Experienced South Korean defender Park Yong-Ho looks set to join struggling Malaysia Super League (MSL) side, ATM.
The 33-year-old defender played well in K-League Classic with Busan IPark last season where he was made club captain.
Nevertheless, Goal understands that Busan could no longer afford the centre-back’s salary and have reluctantly decided to release him on a free.
Yong-Ho was a former member of South Korea’s U-23 squad and has appeared in 288 matches in the K-League with FC Seoul and Busan IPark. He is expected to put pen to paper with ATM as early as this Monday pending a medical test.
The Gladiators have been struggling in the MSL this season due to injuries to key members; national defensive duo Amiridzwan Taj, K.Reuben and top goal-getter Marlon James.
Head coach, B. Sathianathan has been very vocal about shoring up his team’s defensive frailties during the transfer window which have been leaking goals left and right this season.