‘The next Martin Adam?” New foreign players shake up the K League, but will they make an impact this summer?

Professional soccer’s K League 1 completed its 19th round last week, marking the return of the 2023 season (including the final round). With the summer transfer window now open, fans are turning their attention to the next foreign player to step foot on Korean soil. In particular, fans are eager to see if there will be another player like Martin Adam, who joined Ulsan Hyundai last summer and helped the team win the title.

The K League summer transfer window opened on July 23. Several clubs have already made moves to strengthen their weak positions. A quality foreign player can bring victory to a team. Foreign players play a big role in the K League. Eleven of the top 15 attacking players this season are foreigners.

Since they join in the summer, they don’t have a lot of time to get to know each other, but they can still make a difference. Such is the case with Martin Adam (Ulsan), who first stepped foot on Korean soil last summer. Hungarian striker Martin Adam joined Ulsan in the summer transfer window last July. At the time, he was photographed for an “official photo” at Hyundai Heavy Industries wearing the costumes and equipment of real workers. 메이저사이트

On the pitch, he shone even brighter. Martin Adam scored nine goals in 14 appearances in the 2022 season. The goals were nutritious. He scored a multi-goal performance in the ‘Hyundai Derby’ against Jeonbuk Hyundai to give his team the win, and then a come-from-behind goal in the 37th round of the league to seal the early title. His goals propelled Ulsan to the top of the K League for the first time in 17 years.

Another familiar name will soon be stepping onto the Korean stage. Lopez, who previously scored 52 goals in 157 games for Jeju and Jeonbuk, will return to Korea after a four-year absence and will wear a Suwon FC jersey. Gwangju FC followed suit with the signing of Georgian striker Beka.

It will be interesting to see what other clubs choose to do. Recently, Kim Do-gyun, head coach of Suwon FC, and Kim Byung-soo, head coach of Suwon Samsung, both said that they are planning to sign new players.

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