K League MVP Son Jun-ho joins Shandong Luneng

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Ba Dun (R) of China's Beijing FC vies with Son Junho of South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC during the group G match between China's Beijing FC and South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC at the 2019 AFC Champions League in Beijing, capital of China, May 7, 2019. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)

Son Jun-ho, the 2020 K League 1 MVP, has signed for Chinese Super League team Shandong Luneng Taishan.

The central midfielder played an integral part in both Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors' K League 1 win and Korean FA Cup titles and is a solid addition for Shandong Luneng Taishan, who will soon play in the 2021 AFC Champions League.

"We respect Son's decision to take on new challenges, and we will fully support him in his future endeavors," Jeonbuk said in a statement.

The 28-year-old helped Jeonbuk secure a record fourth consecutive K League 1 title in 2020 and also led them to the Korean FA Cup title, marking Jeonbuk's first-ever double.

Shandong won the Chinese FA Cup last year to qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League.

"I've accomplished so much with Jeonbuk," said Son, who joined the club in 2018 after four years with the Pohang Steelers. "I'll never forget the love and support I received from our fans. And when I do return to the K League, it will be in Jeonbuk green."

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