Japan: Gamba Osaka Sign Korea's Cho Jae-Jin

Asian champions Gamba Osaka have signed South Korean striker Cho Jae-jin from K-League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
As reported by Goal.com two weeks ago, the J-League club will pay around $3.5 million for the powerful forward’s services.  

Cho only returned to Korea at the start of the year after three successful seasons in Japan with Shimizu S-Pulse. The 27 year-old scored 51 goals in 113 matches for the Shizuoka club.

Despite finding the net ten times with Jeonbuk last season, Cho struggled to find consistent form and lost his place in the South Korean national team. 

“I would like to say sorry to the Jeonbuk fans for leaving so suddenly,” Cho told local media.

“I will never forget the year I had with the club and I will never forget the fans who were so good to me.”

Cho could soon be joined in Osaka by Ulsan defender Park Dong-hyuk who is reportedly negotiating with Gamba.