Official: Wolfsburg Sign Jeju United's Koo Ja-Cheol After Impressive Asian Cup

Wolfsburg have signed one of Asia's brightest talents, Koo Ja-Cheol after the Jeju United man finished top scorer in the 2011 Asian Cup.
From

Jeju United

Jeju United
Ja-Cheol KOO
Ja-Cheol Koo
Midfielder
Fee: €2 million
Contract: Jun 2014
To

VfL Wolfsburg



K-League side Jeju United have officially announced that Wolfsburg have signed Koo Ja-Cheol for €2 million.

The midfielder has signed a contract with Die Woelfe until June 30, 2014 and will earn an annual salary of
€500,000 a year.

The 21-year-old midfielder has been considered a prospect since a tender age, coming through the South Korean national youth set-up at U-18, U-20 and U-23 level, before becoming the eighth youngest player to represent the senior national side in 2008 against China.

Koo joined Jeju in 2007 but his progress was hampered by niggling injuries before impressing last season with five goals and 12 assists, helping the club to finish as runners-up in the league after ending in mid-table the previous season.

Goal.com's Korean expert Yonghun Lee commented on the former Jeju United man: "Koo is a calm midfielder, with sharp passing and great vision. A known fan of Scotland international and Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher, he tries to play like him. He is devoted to helping the team as a whole and runs tirelessly."

Koo played as a second striker in the 2011 Asian Cup, helping South Korea finish third with the opening goal against Uzbekistan. He finished the tournament top scorer with five goals and three assists.

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s 8th youngest player who played in international match as he played agasint China on Feb 17th, 2008. (East Asian Championship)

He started his professional career as he signed Jeju in 2007.
No one doubted his talent but injury (not serious but frequent) prevented him from showing his full potential.
But Koo became most successful player in K-League 2010 season with 5 goals and 12 assists.
Jeju who was only 14th in 2009 became runner-up with Koo's fine performance.

Koo is central midfielder who can keep the ball well with calm attitude and provide sharp passes with great vision.
He said that he likes Darren Fletcher and tries to be like him.
He wants to be a player who can help whole team play well with fine pass and devoted movement.

Koo played as shadow striker in 2011 Asian Cup.
It was new challenge for him but he became top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals and 3 assists.