Newcastle Jets defender Jade North sees his move to K-League club Incheon United as a stepping stone to bigger Asian club.
"I know it's a young club," he told the Sydney Morning Herald. "They haven't been in the K-League too long and they're in the third largest city in Korea, with about 2.5 million people. It's very close to Seoul, which will be very handy, and I know they've got a Serbian coach and a few Serbian and other foreign players. But I can't wait to get started."
In fact, North is already wondering whether this might be a stepping stone to something bigger.
"The challenge for me is to go overseas and do well, but if I do well here, who knows what can happen. Maybe I'll end up at a bigger club in Asia," North said. "With the money that's on offer, sometimes you wonder if it's even worth going to Europe, financially. Hopefully, it opens up for a few Aussies who'd usually go there."