17.01.2020 22:29 h

Montpellier sign club's first South Korean player

South Korea forward Yun Il-lok became the first player from his country to sign for Ligue 1 side Montpellier on Friday after joining the club as a free agent.

The 27-year-old Yun has eight caps for South Korea and was out of contract after leaving Japan's Yokohama F Marinos at the end of December.

He spent last season on loan at Jeju United in his homeland and scored 11 goals in 35 appearances for a team that was relegated.

Yun is the second Asian player to turn out for Montpellier following Japan's Nozomi Hiroyama, who spent the 2003-04 season in the French top flight.

No details were given about the length of Yun's contract.

Montpellier are sixth in Ligue 1 and host second-tier Caen in the last 32 of the French Cup this weekend.

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