In keeping with Dougie Freedman's recent full-back signing spree, a report out of South Korea's Naver.com News says that Bolton Wanderers are after 23-year-old South Korean left back Yun Suk-Young. The defender joined Queens Park Rangers last January but did not make a single first team appearance in any competition for the London club. The reported fee in January was £1.8 million.
Yun Suk-Yong was Harry Redknapp's third signing at QPR but largely flew under the radar as big money moves for the likes of Christopher Samba were still to come. At that point, Redknapp had signed Tal Ben-Haim and Loic Remy as part of his QPR "revolution." Yun signed from Chunnam Dragons in the K-League where he played from 2009 to 2012, making close to 90 appearances in that time.
The left-back doesn't look to feature much in Redknapp's plans for the upcoming Championship season as the manager clearly has other options in mind for that position. In early June, Redknapp threatened to quit QPR after the board reportedly blocked his move for left back Wayne Bridge on a free transfer. Per reports, talks with Bridge stalled as QPR were unwilling to budge and that allowed fellow relegated club Reading to swoop in and sign Bridge that day. Armand Traore started as left back for most of QPR's season, making 25 appearances across all competitions for Rangers.
Bolton Wanderers desperately need cover at that position following the departure of Marcos Alonso to Fiorentina earlier this summer and the potential exit of Sam Ricketts. The Trotters brought Marc Tierney in as a direct replacement for Alonso earlier this summer as their first confirmed signing of the window. That said, past Tierney, Bolton have literally no depth.
Yun Suk-Young has played for Korea at the U17, U20, and U23 levels as well as having earned one cap for the full national team. That appearance came in South Korea's 1-0 loss away to Iran last October with Yun starting and going the full 90 minutes. He made bench for the national team a further two times last season but did not earn a cap. He started and went the full match for each of Korea's six Olympics ties last summer.