Lee Dong-kyung returns to Ulsan after loan spell in Germany…will start playing in July

After spending a year and a half in Europe, international midfielder Lee Dong-kyung (27) has returned to his hometown team, Ulsan Hyundai. With Lee’s arrival, Ulsan will be able to fill the void left by Uhm Won-sang (24), who was injured during the Asian Games trials.

“Lee Dong-kyung, who completed his loan period at German side Rostock, joined the team’s training from the previous day and is fulfilling the team’s schedule,” an Ulsan club official said on July 16, adding, “There are no special problems with his physical condition.”

“We plan to register him as a player on July 1 and put him into action immediately,” he added. According to Ulsan’s plan, Lee will start playing on July 2 against Gwangju FC.

Lee left Ulsan in the winter transfer window last year to join German second division side Schalke 04 on loan. Initially signed through the 2021-22 season, Lee agreed to a six-month loan extension after Schalke won promotion to the top flight.

However, as expected, Lee didn’t play a single game after the start of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season.

In September of last year, Lee terminated his contract with Schalke and moved to the German second division to play for Hansarostok. However, he didn’t get much of a chance there either. In 12 appearances, including two starts, Lee only managed one assist.

Now that his loan deal with Hanja Rostock has been finalized, Lee has returned to his original club, Ulsan, and is looking to improve his form.

The addition of Lee, who can play as both an attacking midfielder and a flanking midfielder, is a huge boost for the K League One leaders.토토사이트

In particular, the addition of Lee Dong-kyung will be a relief after Uhm Won-sang, who was sent to the Asian Games, suffered an injury that damaged the outer and inner triangular ligaments of his right ankle in an exhibition match against China on May 15. Uhm Won-sang arrived in Korea on the 16th in a half-cast and will undergo a detailed diagnosis in Korea.