East Bengal confirm signing of South Korean winger Do Dong Hyun

After retaining Ranti Martins and acquiring Bello Rasaq, the Red and Golds have added the former NorthEast United winger to their arsenal...
East Bengal have wrapped up the signing of 21-year-old winger, Do Dong Hyun for the upcoming season on a one-year deal.

The South Korean was last seen in action when he turned up for NorthEast United in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) season. The youngster had started in four matches and had gone on to make eight appearances for the side that finished bottom of the pack. 

He had first broken into the scene when he signed for A-League side, Brisbane Roar on a three-year deal in 2012 but failed to make a breakthrough as he was shipped off to J-League second division club, FC Gifu just next season. 

In the 2013-14 season for FC Gifu, he scored two goals in five appearances. Dong has also made two appearances for South Korean U-20 side. 

Biswajit Bhattacharya, head coach of East Bengal expected the player to play a part in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division starting from 6th July, 2015.

"I expect all my foreign players to be available for the Calcutta League (CFL) which we are hoping to win for a record six time in a row," said the Red and Golds gaffer. 

A top East Bengal official however lamented that visa issues might come in the way and Dong Hyun might not be available when the CFL kicks-off.

Bhattacharya remarked that he would wait to sign the fourth and the only remaining foreign player for the side.