North Korea’s Jong Tae Se To Join South Korean Team

North Korea's World Cup 2010 hero Jong Te Se is confirmed to join a South Korean club - but how will the National Security Law affect the transfer, and what will North Korea think of the deal?
January 4th, 2013
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North Korean football player Jong Tae-se will join a first-division South Korean club next week after moving from Cologne in Germany, Yonhap News confirmed on Thursday. Suwon Samsung Bluewings’s General Manager Lee Ho-Seung told AFP,

We’ve reached an agreement with Koln to transfer Jong to us. Jong will arrive here as early as next Monday

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Chad O'Carroll founded NK News in 2010. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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  • http://twitter.com/KryssaWWA KryssaWWA (Hrabia)

    Jong Tae so also holds a South Korean Passport / Nationality FYI

  • PDPARTEI

    Best choice for his career, because in GER second league he’s less then a sub, and the K-League is the best asian league, better then japanese league where he was before joining Köln. Nevertheless a pity for german football, it has always been a pleasure to watch him at Bochum.
    His career as DPRK international already ended long time ago, it might have had no influence to this decision made by Jong Tae Se.