Singapore champions Lion City Sailors reinforce ahead of ACL debut with Kim Shin-wook signing

South Korea international Kim Shin-wook has completed a move to Singapore's Lion City Sailors on a three-year deal ahead of their AFC Champions League debut in 2022. YONHAP/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Singapore Premier League champions Lion City Sailors have bolstered their attack ahead of their AFC Champions League debut in 2022 with the signing of South Korea international Kim Shin-wook.

In an official announcement by the club, the Sailors revealed that Kim has joined on a free transfer from Chinese Super League giants Shanghai Shenhua and has put pen to paper to a three-year deal.

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The signing of the towering 1.98-metre striker comes as a real coup for LCS as they prepare for a maiden appearance in Asia's premier club competition next year, with Kim boasting significant experience in the ACL as a two-time champion with Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors respectively.

"Shin-wook brings with him characteristics that will help take our game to the next level, and I'm delighted that he found as much excitement in the Sailors project as I did when I joined," said Sailors coach Kim Do-hoon, who only joined the club midway through the recently-concluded campaign but led them to their first title ever.

"We are still a work in progress, but with the commitment from everyone at the club and the added boost that Shin-wook gives us, I'm confident that we will continue to get better."

Kim Shin-wook has won over 50 caps for South Korea since making his international debut in 2010, and featured at both the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.