The striker signed for the Black Cats in the summer of 2011 from Korean side Chunnam Dragons, but struggled to secure a regular starting berth despite scoring the winner against eventual champions Manchester City at the Stadium of Light in January 2012.
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That goal proved to be the highlight of last season for the South Korea international, who made 21 appearances in total in 2011-12 but has not featured during this campaign.
The addition of top scorer Steven Fletcher has seen Ji fall out of contention for a first-team place, and the 21-year-old will now attempt to find regular football with Augsburg, who sit second from bottom of the Bundesliga having scored just 12 league goals this term.