Daejeon Citizen Transfer Roundup
|Daejeon squad post Daegu defeat. Credit: DCFC.co.kr|
One of those released was last season's K League Challenge top scorer Kim Dong-Chan who new manager Lee Young-Ik wanted to keep, but the former Jeonbuk hitman has decided to seek pastures new.
Daejeon's star man of 2016 was keen on a move abroad and thus has signed for Thai outfit BEC Tero Sasana.
Others, however, despite being regulars under former manager Choi Moon-Sik, have been deemed surplus to requirements by Choi's successor.
Young defender Kim Hyung-Jin, who started the season as first choice, as well, Woo-Hyun, both find themselves looking for new clubs, with the latter linked to a return to Thailand.
Kim Hae-Sik forced himself into the first team towards the end of the season and performed admirably even scoring in the 2-1 away win over Chungju but will not have his contract renewed.
Midfielder Oh Chang-Hyun has also been released along with a handful of fringe players; Yeom Gwang-Bin, Choi Young-Hyo, Kim Ki-Cheol and Oh Hyuk-Jin.
In addition, goalkeeper Park Ju-Won will begin his military service in January and thus will be loaned to Asan.
Defender Jean-Claude Bozga was omitted from the released list but the player himself is still in the dark over a new contract.
It has come to light that there has been a break down in the relationship between the club and the player's agent but the towering Romanian centre back is keen to stay in Korea and would relish a second season with Daejeon.
One player rumoured to be joining is Bozga's fellow countryman Cristian Danalache, the Gyeongnam FC striker who netted 19 goals last season.
It was reported that Daejeon were close to a deal but the club have remained tight-lipped since those rumours first surfaced.
Thus far, Daejeon's only recruit this winter has been Ulsan Hyundai Mipo midfielder Kim Jung-Joo.