Andre Moritz Joins Pohang Steelers

  • September 29, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton midfielder Andre Moritz has signed a two-year contract with South Korean side Pohang Steelers.

Moritz spent last season with Wanderers, scoring seven goals in 27 appearances, but rejected a number of contract offers from the club and became a free agent when his deal expired at the end of June.

The 28-year-old had been linked with a move to APOEL Nicosia over the summer and recently spent time training with his former club, Crystal Palace, but has opted to return to football by signing for the reigning K League Classic champions.

The Steelers are the most successful team in Asian football history, having won the AFC Champions League on three separate occasions, and they currently stand two points behind Jeonbuk Motors with five games of their domestic season to go - where they could clinch a sixth K League Classic title.

Speaking to Pohang's official website about his move to South Korea, the Brazilian playmaker said: "I have never played in the Champions League, but Pohang's background was one of the biggest reasons.

"I have the feeling that with a prestigious team and the excellent infrastructure of Pohang's clubhouse and youth systems, I was determined to join the cause.

"The reason for selecting the Pohang Steelers was because, in the past, they have been Asia's elite team and this is where Lee Chung-Yong was found.

"I'm happy with the fact that great players are able to play in the best clubs. Great players want to hit the ground running and I can't wait to start training with the team."

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