Action stations! Chungy’s coming home!
News coming out of Korea this morning suggests that despite a last minute injury set back for Crystal Palace last night in the form of Bakary Sako, Bolton Wanderers are still on course to land creative midfielder Chung-Yong Lee on loan until the end of the season.
Lee’s representatives effectively confirmed this speculation with a quote directly from the player who seemed confident of the move and is “very happy that the work is well done and I look forward to the rest of the season.
Admittedly, unable to translate the news ourselves, this quote has come courtesy of our friend Marc Iles over at the Bolton News.
With Gary Madine’s departure imminent and Wanderers keen to bring in re-enforcements, a Chungy return is like everyone’s wet dream.
Doubts were cast over the move late last night when the news broke that Palace’s Sako would be out with a long term injury which was followed by a quote from Roy Hodgson who insisted that they “don’t have the luxury of losing a forward player.” However, according to numerous sources, Sako’s injury hasn't affected Chungy’s return to the club and the fans will inevitably be waiting to welcome him with open arms.
Of course, we must now rely on boss Phil Parkinson to be able to fit him into his system, ideally in the number ten role, which, regardless of an overlap with Josh Vela, would allow Chungy to perform at his best and be most influential for us.
As far as we know, there isn't set to be any further hick-up’s with the deal and we now just patiently anticipate the long-awaited and dramatically extended announcement.
Keep your eyes peeled and the coffee flowing, it’s set to be a busy one.