- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 22 December 2013
Photo: Gukhyeon Kim is Launceston City's first South Korean signing [Photo courtesy of Launceston City]
Victory League club Launceston City FC have signed South Korean footballer Gukhyeon Kim for the 2014 Victory League season.
Kim last played for high-profile South Korean club, Goyang FC, in the nation’s second-highest level of competition.
Photo: Launceston City coach Kurt Reynolds rates the South Korean very highly [Photo courtesy of Launceston City]
Kim arrived in Tasmania last week and Launceston City head coach, Kurt Reynolds, has already been impressed by the player.
“It is a pleasure to have such a quality player with us at Launceston City,” Reynolds said.
“He is a professional, a gentleman and, most importantly, a very talented footballer.”
Kim is a right-footed striker who plays on the left side and he is a player Reynolds is hoping will add some firepower to his young squad.
“We like what he brings to our squad and we know from his standard of training and overall professionalism we are gaining a quality player,” said Reynolds.
The announcement of the import signing follows the recent signing of former Feyenoord Rotterdam and FC Utrecht goalkeeper, Jordy van de Corput, who commited to City in November.
The South Korean signing is looking forward to his time at Mitsubishi Park.
“I am happy to be here in Launceston and Launceston City have been very supportive since my arrival,” Kim said.
“The club is very professional and I look forward to being part of the future success.”
The signing further confirms Launceston City’s commitment to build on its playing stocks and ability to compete in the 2014 Victory League season.
Last weekend, Launceston City lost 8-0 to South Hobart in a friendly at KGV Park.
By all accounts, it could have been double that without the superb performance by City keeper Jordy van de Corput.