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Juventus closing in on the signing of their first ever North Korean footballer

Reports in Italy claim Juventus are close to signing North Korean striker Han Kwang-song from Cagliari

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Juventus are closing in on their first ever North Korean player, according to Sky Sports Italia.


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From Pyongyang to Paulo Dybala

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From Pyongyang to Paulo Dybala

The Old Lady have reportedly been in talks with Cagliari about the transfer of 19-year-old forward Han Kwang-song.

Han is said to have started his career at Chobyong Sports Club, although little is known about the North Korean club.

He then moved to the majestically named Italian side TecnoFutbol CF before joining Cagliari’s academy in 2015.

Name a better North Korean footballer… we’ll wait

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Name a better North Korean footballer… we’ll wait

Han became the first North Korean to play in Serie A when he made his debut for Cagliari against Palermo on 2 April 2017.

He followed that up by becoming the first North Korean to score in the Italian top flight when he found the back of the net against Torino’s Joe Hart five days later.

His perfect April continued when he signed a new contract with the club through to 2022.

Ol’ biscuit wrists in goal

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Ol’ biscuit wrists in goal

This season he’s impressed on loan at Perugia in Italy’s second tier, scoring seven league goals.

That’s already a higher tally than Paulo Dybala managed in his one and only season in Serie B with Palermo.

From Pyongyang to partnering Paulo. What a journey.

Lovely pink kit

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Lovely pink kit

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