Jong Tae-se puts Blackburn on notice
North Korea star Jong Tae-se has put Blackburn Rovers on notice.
Jong is known across as Asia as the 'People's Wayne Rooney' and admits ambitions of playing in England.
He told the Observer: "I don't dislike being compared to Rooney, he is one of the greatest strikers in the world so it is a big honour, but my style of play is different to his. My benchmark is Didier Drogba.
"I want to play in England. When I was at high school, Italy's Serie A was the most popular league but with the help of cable television, I started watching English football and I really enjoyed the stadiums, the atmosphere and the passion. Years ago, I used to train wearing a Blackburn Rovers shirt."
Was this a common sight?
"I don't think so," he says, laughing. "In Japan, there were not many people wearing Blackburn shirts. I just went to the shop and bought one because I liked it."