Newcastle rule out South Korean transfer market

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias says the South Korean transfer market isn't ready to produce Premier League players.

Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias says the South Korean transfer market isn't ready to produce Premier League players.

Llambias revealed that United did watch one player in South Korea – understood to be Ji Dong-Won – but decided that he did not have enough to make an immediate impact in England.

“As for the global markets, well we did look at South Korea and a player from the Chunnam Dragons,” Llambias told The Journal.

“We sent our guys over. Graham (Carr) had a look at him and he wasn’t good enough, yet he was one of their star players.”

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