Japanese midfielder Amano Jun, who contributed to Ulsan Hyundai K-League 1 championship in 17 years in the 2022 season, will face his parents wearing a rival Jeonbuk Hyundai uniform.
On the 5th, Jeonbuk made an official announcement saying, “We have hired Jun Amano from Yokohama F. Marinos in the J-League on loan.”
A native of the Yokohama youth team, Amano made his professional debut in 2014 with the team he grew up on. After that, in 2019, Amano, who spent his life on loan at KSC Lokeren in the Belgian second division, returned to Yokohama and played an active part in the J-League.
Amano, who scored 27 goals and 35 assists in 209 games 스포츠토토 in 8 seasons in Yokohama, joined Ulsan on loan for the 2022 season and entered the K-League. Immediately after the loan transfer, Amano played 30 games based on a sharp left-footed kick and contributed to Ulsan’s third league championship with 9 goals and 1 assist.
Jeonbuk benefited greatly from the performance of Japanese midfielder Kunimoto, who was in charge of one axis of the attack in the 2022 season. However, Kunimoto was caught driving drunk during the season and was expelled. Afterwards, Jeonbuk clearly showed their loss of power during the second half and had to be satisfied with the runner-up.
Jeonbuk is determined to regain the league championship that it gave away to rival Ulsan through the signing of Amano on loan. The club expects, “Amano, who has already adapted to the K-League, will show a more threatening appearance this season by adding skill to his strengths.”
Amano also expressed his aspirations, saying, “Jeonbuk is a team that has won many championships and always advances to the Asian Champions League (ACL), so I know it well since I was in Yokohama. Personally, I want to win this season and make the best 11 in the league.”
If Amano, who reached the top of the K-League 1 in Ulsan, energizes the team’s offense in Jeonbuk, its biggest rival, and wears different uniforms to lift the championship cup for two consecutive seasons, this is also an unusual record.