Former Manchester United man Jesse Lingard secured a shock transfer to FC Seoul earlier this week.
The choice to maneuver to South Korea come as a shock to many after Lingard had provided his companies to a raft of golf equipment throughout Europe.
Lingard was with out employment after being launched by Nottingham Forest on the finish of his twelve month contract he signed after leaving United.
As reported by the Manchester Night Information, the attacking midfielder has spoken on the transfer to Asia at his official unveiling.
“I’m very excited. It’s a new problem, however I’ve accepted it. I’m right here, I’m able to embrace the tradition, it’s a new starting for me, a brand new chapter in my profession and I simply wish to get pleasure from enjoying soccer once more.
“I wish to put a smile on folks’s faces and present the Korean followers what I can do,” he mentioned.
Regardless of “a number of verbal gives”, Lingard mentioned it was the extent of curiosity that Seoul confirmed that persuaded him to make the transfer abroad and he can’t wait to repay the religion the membership have positioned in him.
“When FC Seoul got here into the equation, the dedication that they confirmed… they flew to Manchester to look at me practice. The dedication proven by the membership made up my thoughts about the place I needed to go.
“The dedication proven by FC Seoul confirmed how a lot curiosity (that they had) and the way a lot they needed me on the membership, so it was solely proper to repay that and are available to the membership,” he added.
Lingard admitted that he has all the time craved “completely different challenges” and is hoping to “create new recollections” in South Korea within the coming months and past.
The United academy product leaves England having chalked up over 200 video games for United, scoring 35 objectives together with some necessary strikes throughout his spell within the first group.
Lingard spent over 20 years on the membership, working his method by way of the youth set-up earlier than making his debut in 2014, below Louis van Gaal.
Everybody linked with United will want Jesse nicely within the newest chapter of his profession.