Cardiff complete Kim deal
Cardiff City have announced the signing of South Korea international Kim Bo-Kyung on a three-year contract subject to a work permit.
Last Updated: 27/07/12 10:59am
Cardiff City have announced the signing of South Korea international Kim Bo-Kyung on a three-year contract and he will finalise his move after the Olympics.
The Championship club have not released details of the transfer fee but it is reported Japanese outfit Cerezo Osaka will receive £2million.
Winger Kim's move to Cardiff is still subject to a work permit but he is looking forward to life in Britain.
He hopes he will be able to match the success of compatriot Park Ji-sung, who this summer moved from Manchester United to Queens Park Rangers.
Kim told Cardiff's official website: "I admire Park Ji-sung, who has been my teacher and role model as a young South Korean footballer.
"I know he has said some nice things about me and my potential. I don't know if I'll become as good a player as he says he thinks I could but I will certainly try my very best to meet expectations. I'm also a fan of David Silva of Manchester City and enjoy his style of play."
Kim is currently in Britain for the London Olympics and he started in Thursday's 0-0 draw between South Korea and Mexico.
And the 22-year-old is pleased to be staying after being convinced by Cardiff's ambition under manager Malky Mackay and the club's Malaysian owners.
"Cardiff City was always my preferred choice, despite interest from other clubs," said Kim. "I think the tactics and the vision here will suit me and that is why I wanted to come to the club."
Mackay believes Cardiff have completed an excellent signing and is happy to have finalised the deal.
The manager said of Kim: "He is comfortable playing anywhere across the midfield and can score goals.
"We look forward to welcoming him into our training setup after his involvement in the Olympics."