I just want to enjoy football again

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Jesse Lingard was one of many players who aimed to become an icon. However, injuries and some wrong decisions in his personal life ended his brilliant career in the Premier League and at the age of 31 he departed for a league that was little followed in the world.

Real Madrid would only pay so many millions for Kylian Mbappe to leave PSG and come ‘for free’.

Seoul FC of the South Korean First Division presented this Thursday the English winger, becoming one of the most notable signings for the Asian country’s competition.

After signing a contract whose details have not been made public (two seasons with an option for a third according to the British press), Lingard was presented to the media at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, where the team plays its home games.

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“I’m looking forward to getting back on the field and winning with FC Seoul, because I’m a winner and a born competitor and I want to win a trophy while I’m here,” the attacker said during his performance.

“I just want to enjoy playing football again and bring smiles to the fans’ faces and show the Korean fans what I’m capable of,” explained Lingard, who arrived in South Korea last Monday. And those who are going to participate in it. The concentration of his new club in the coming days.

Seoul FC is currently preparing for the new K-League 1 season in Japan, which will start next March 1.

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Lingard, who has played 32 times for England, is without a team since leaving Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2023, a team he signed for a year ago from Manchester United, whose youth team he trained with.

Meanwhile, he has been training with West Ham, where he played on loan from United for half the season in 2021, and with Arab club Al-Ettifaq.

Lingard’s signing seeks to be a catalyst for Seoul FC, a team that, despite being one of the most successful in the local league, has not won a title since 2016 and has failed to qualify for the Asian Champions League in the last four. Has also not qualified. season’s.

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The club, owned by giant business conglomerate GS, has this year secured the services of former South Korean Pohang Steelers coach Kim Gi-dong, with whom he won the cup and league runner-up last season.

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