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Central Coast Mariners thrilled to land South Korean winger Kim

Central Coast Mariners head coach Phil Moss was delighted to have clinched a deal for Kim Seung-yong on the weekend.

The 28-year old South Korean winger has joined the Mariners from K-League club Ulsan Hyundai for the remainder of the 2014/15 A-League season as they prepare for the Asian Champions League which kicks off later this month.

Moss said of the signing: "We've taken as much time as we've needed to land our man, and based on all our due diligence we believe Kim Seung-yong will have a major impact for our club on and off the field.

"It made a lot of sense to me to investigate bringing a top quality Asian player to the Mariners, especially considering our involvement with the 2014 AFC Champions League.

"We see it as a massive opportunity to tap into the Korean community in Australia, and a chance to generate further awareness of our Club in Asia."

The Mariners take on one of Kim's former clubs, FC Seoul, in their first Group F ACL fixture on February 25.

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