Mariners sign Korean Kim Seung-yong

The Central Coast Mariners have finally started to bolster their squad for the remainder of the A-League season, signing experienced South Korean attacker Kim Seung-yong.

The Central Coast Mariners have finally started to bolster their squad for the remainder of the A-League season, signing experienced South Korean attacker Kim Seung-yong.

After seeing Trent Sainsbury and Daniel McBreen depart for Holland and China respectively this week, the addition of Seung-yong is a huge boost to Phil Moss' title-chasing side.

With Marcos Flores (knee) already sidelined for the rest of the campaign and with Michael McGlinchey following Graham Arnold to Japan, the Mariners have been desperate to add to their attacking stocks.

And they have found a good replacement in the 28-year-old Seung-yong, who has spent the last two seasons with 2012 AFC Champions League victors Ulsan Hyundai. 

Mariners boss Phil Moss believes Seung-yong will add some much-needed spark and experience to his squad.

"We've taken as much time as we've needed to land our man, and based on all our due diligence we believe Kim Seung-yong will have a major impact for our Club on and off the field," Moss said.

"It made a lot of sense to me to investigate bringing a top quality Asian player to the Mariners, especially considering our involvement with the 2014 AFC Champions League."

"We see it as a massive opportunity to tap into the Korean community in Australia, and a chance to generate further awareness of our Club in Asia."

Mariners Chief Executive Officer Bruce Stalder added: "Kim Seung-yong ticks all the boxes for us as a club.

"He is player of immense quality and reputation in Asia, he has a desire to play in Australia, and he is extremely familiar with the AFC Champions League – a competition we will be entering for the fourth time in 2014."

Seung-yong will link up with the Mariners later this week and should be available for the club's home match against the Melbourne Victory next weekend.