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Marcos Ureña, Jonatan Ferreira Reis join K League


Seoul: Newly promoted K League clubs Gwangju FC and Busan IPARK FC have signed Marcos Ureña and Jonatan Ferreira Reis respectively.

Ureña, who made his professional debut in Costa Rica Part 1 Alajuelense in 2008, was selected into the national team the following year.

With almost a decade’s worth of experience playing in the Russian Premier League, Danish Superliga and Major League Soccer of the United States, the 30-year-old striker is set to make his mark in the K League.

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“The Asian stage, entering the K League was one of the things I wanted to achieve in my soccer life,” said Ureña.

“I am looking forward to the challenge in the K League.”

Gwangju FC finished top of K League 2 last season to earn their place in the top division.

Busan IPARK FC also made a major signing, bringing in Reis from Thai League side Suphanburi.

The 30-year-old Brazilian began his career at home in 2012, before making his move to Thailand.

After a second-place finish in the 2019 K League 2, Busan fought through the play-offs to win promotion to the top tier and will be fighting to lift their first title since 1997.

Photo: AFP

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