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Rich Chinese Club Guangzhou Evergrande Look to Bring Ji-Sung Park Back to Asia

(Bleacher Report) Several days ago Park Ji-Sung of Manchester United said that he maintains the position of wanting to stay at Manchester United due to him having no reason to leave. In the past six years he has proven to be a midfielder that can play all over the pitch, and as one that never quits or stops running.

On July 17th, 2011 he was reported in the Sunday Mirror as saying this according to ESPNsoccernet.com:

“There’s no truth at all that I would leave United – I want to stay here and I have no reason to leave.

“I would like to stay here for life, of course – why not? It’s the best club in the world.”

As Park enters his seventh season at the club he can reflect back on a career with United that has so far seen him make 177 appearances where he has scored 24 goals, and provided 13 assists.

He also has just recently completed his best season for the Red Devils with eight goals and five assists in only 28 appearances. His time at Old Trafford has seen him be a versatile player that any club would want in their ranks to call upon.

This recently has been proven as an impending bid from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande looks to double the 30-year old Korean’s current salary to8 million per season. Evergrande’s manager told the Beijing times this according to Goal.com:

“Club owner Xu Jiayin said he will do whatever is necessary to bring Park to the team,”

“However a deal has so far failed to materialise, because Park was determined to stay put at his current club.”

Although Park’s heart truly lies at Old Trafford his first team appearances could begin to diminish more and more as the next years continue thanks to the new influx of youth provided by Ferguson’s transfers.

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About thomasatzenhoffer

Thomas is a freelance sports writer and blogger from Greenville, South Carolina. He maintains The Daily Atz on Facebook, and you can follow him on twitter@thedailyatz for news from Liverpool FC, and the world of soccer. He is a Bleacher Report Featured Columnist on Liverpool FC and World Football and publishes daily throughout the week on rumors, speculation, match previews, analysis, and special interest pieces. His education and life experiences have helped him to get to where he is today, along with his amazingly supportive fiance. Thomas holds a bachelors of science in both History and Entrepreneurial Business from Western Carolina University. Adding to his writing topics and experience he has also consulted on many green energy and business development projects, and writes articles for the HVAC, alternative energy and business fields.

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