Official: Former Man United star joins South Korean club, says “I’ve always wanted different challenges…in my career”

Former Manchester United and England midfielder Jesse Lingard joined South Korean side FC Seoul on a two-year deal on Thursday, making him the best-known foreign player ever signed by a K League club.

The 31-year-old, a World Cup semifinalist with England and Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup winner with United, has been a free agent since he left Nottingham Forest at the end of last season.

“I’ve always wanted different challenges and to create new memories in my career, and I believe being in South Korea is the perfect place for that,” Lingard said in video released by the club.

FC Seoul, who play at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, are one of the best supported clubs in the K League and have won the title six times, most recently in 2016.

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