Official: Teenage Korea international Suk Hyun-Jun inks Groningen contract

After leaving Ajax earlier in the European summer the 19-year-old striker has found his way to another Eredivisie club where he has penned a two-year deal

Young Korea international striker Suk Hyun-Jun has penned a two-year contract with FC Groningen after leaving Ajax Amsterdam earlier in the European summer.

The 19-year-old Chungju-born forward's contract at Ajax had not been renewed after 18 months in Amsterdam where first-team opportunities were limited.

Suk had been a free agent since but has now agreed a two-year deal with Groningen which has the option of a further two seasons.

The young Korean links up again with Groningen boss Pieter Huistra who was a coach at Ajax during Suk's time in Amsterdam.

Groningen technical director Henk Veldmate told the club's website: "He had several options, but here Suk thinks he can further his development.

“He understands Dutch quite well and speaks it a bit and that is remarkable for an Asian player.”

Veldmate explained Groningen had Suk in their sights for some time but it wasn't until other players left the squad that they could seal the deal.

He added: "He won't give the opposing defenders a moment's peace. He is difficult for opponents to play. He puts a lot of fight and energy into the game.

“Suk is the type of player who we expect, with his commitment, will appeal to our fans."

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