Feyenoord close in on Song
By Edwin Chong
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The right winger rose to prominence at the World Cup, with a string of polished performances, and emerged as a transfer target for a host of European teams.
English sides Southampton and Tottenham were monitoring his situation, but Dutch outfits Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven registered firm interest with Pusan Icons.
Pusan vice-president Choi Man-hee revealed earlier in the month that Feyenoord had lodged a bid, prompting PSV coach Guus Hiddink to make a rival approach.
Despite the 23-year-old working under Hiddink for South Korea, it would appear he has opted for Feyenoord instead.
Pusan confirmed that the winger and his agent travelled to Holland over the weekend in a bid to conclude a deal believed to be in the region of £2 million.
Icons manager Kim Ho-Kon said: "Choi Man-hee, the club president has gone to Holland. I am aware that a deal is close.
"Song is now in Holland to complete the contract."
Provided minor details can be ironed out, Song will put his name to a five-year contract at De Kuip.
The capture of Song could pave the way for Australian ace Brett Emerton to leave De Kuip, as he has been linked with Leeds and Liverpool over the summer.