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Johnsen leaves Ulsan Hyundai to join Montreal


Quebec: AFC Champions League-winning striker Bjorn Johnsen has left Ulsan Hyundai FC to sign for Major League Soccer side CF Montreal, the Canadian club announced on Thursday.

Johnsen scored five times in nine games as Ulsan won the 2020 AFC Champions League title, defeating Persepolis FC from the Islamic Republic of Iran in the final in Doha in December to claim the club’s second continental crown.

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The Norway international, who previously played for ADO Den Haag and AZ Alkmaar before moving to Korea Republic, joins a squad that is coached by former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

“We are pleased with the acquisition of such a seasoned player, with extended experience in Europe and Asia,” said Montreal’s sporting director Olivier Renard.

“Bjorn is a big and very mobile striker. He has shown his capacity to score goals in all the clubs he has played for in the past.”

Meanwhile, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors have announced the arrival of Korea Republic U23 defender Lee You-hyeon from Jeonnam Dragons.

Lee was a member of the Korea Republic squad that won the 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Thailand. He appeared four times during the tournament, including starting in the final against Saudi Arabia.

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