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K League MVP Son Jun-ho leaves Jeonbuk for Shandong Luneng Taishan


Seoul: Son Jun-ho, the 2020 K League 1 MVP, has signed for Chinese Super League side Shandong Luneng Taishan.

The central midfielder played an integral part in Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors winning the K League 1 and Korean FA Cup titles and is a solid addition for Shandong Luneng Taishan, who will be playing in the 2021 AFC Champions League.

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"We respect the player's decision to take on new challenges, and we'll be fully supportive of his future," Jeonbuk said in a statement.

The 28-year-old helped Jeonbuk capture a record fourth consecutive K League 1 title in 2020, and also led them to the Korean FA Cup title. It was Jeonbuk's first-ever double.

Shandong won the Chinese FA Cup last year to qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League.

"I've accomplished so much with Jeonbuk," said Son, who joined the club in 2018 after four years with Pohang Steelers. "I'll never forget the love and support I've had from our fans. And when I do return to the K League, it will be in Jeonbuk green."

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