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

After spending the past two-and-a-half seasons in China with Shanghai Shenhua, two-time AFC Champions League winner Kim Shin-wook will line up for Singapore Premier League champions Lion City Sailors in 2022. Lion City Sailors FC

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.