Official: Lars Veldwijk signs for Suwon FC

Scroll through the gallery for images of Lars Veld
Scroll through the gallery for images of Lars Veldwijk's unveiling at Suwon FC

Bafana Bafana striker Lars Veldwijk is on the move again after signing for South Korean second division side Suwon FC.

On Friday, Veldwijk's expected departure from reigning K League 1 champions Jeonbuk Motors was confirmed when Suwon [not to be mistaken for top-flight side Suwon Bluewings] announced their acquisition of the South Africa international via their official Facebook page.

Scroll through the mini-gallery above for images from Veldwijk's Suwon FC unveiling

The Netherlands-born striker's move comes just seven months after he signed for Jeonbuk, where he had fallen behind South Korea youth international Cho Kyu-Sung in the pecking order as a result of the league's mandatory rules on the use of U22 players.

Earlier in the month, Veldwijk confirmed to that "there have been changes" at the club which pre-empted his departure, with a Suwon official later revealing that negotiations were underway over a potential loan deal for the 28-year-old.

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Veldwiji's agent, Fardy Bachdim, has since told this publication that the deal is, in fact, a permanent arrangement, and the former Sparta Rotterdam striker is now expected to play a starring role in Suwon's push for promotion.

The seven-cap Bafana Bafana striker will partner the season's K League 2 leading goalscorer, An Byong-Jun, up front as Suwon look to consolidate their narrow lead over Daejeon Hana Citizen at the top of the log. 

This article was updated at 13:45 on 17/07/2020 following confirmation that Veldwijk's move to Suwon FC is a permanent deal.
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