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South Korean side eager to snap up McGinn in shock move

 

By Staff Reporter

Northern Ireland star Niall McGinn is a shock target for South Korean club Gwangju FC. The 29-year-old is leaving Aberdeen and a move to the Far East has become a possibility because of a connection with McGinn's former Celtic team-mate Ki Sung-yueng.

The Gwangju club president Ki Young-ok is Ki Sung-yueng's dad and is so interested in signing McGinn that he recently travelled to Belfast to speak to the winger and his representatives.

Gwangju play in the K-League in South Korea and are determined to persuade McGinn that his future lies with them.

The former Dungannon Swifts and Derry City star also has interest from Bolton while there have been suggestions that Polish sides are keeping a close eye on the situation too. Rangers had made a tentative enquiry but have moved on to other targets.

McGinn was at last night's Champions League tie between Linfield and San Marino side La Fiorita and while he did not wish to speak about his future, agent Gerry Carlile confirmed that talks with the South Koreans had taken place.

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