K-League 1 Incheon United, which is challenging the Asian stage for the first time in the club’s history, embraced striker Paul-José Mpoku (30) from Tottenham Hotspur, where Son Heung-min is active.
The Incheon 안전놀이터 club announced on the 12th that it had recruited Belgian striker Mpoku, who has been active in England, Belgium, Italy, Greece, UAE and Turkey.
Mpoku started playing football in 2004 with the youth team of Standard Liege, Belgium. Afterwards, he started his professional life at Tottenham in the English Premier League (EPL) in 2008, England Leyton Orient (35 matches, 4 goals, 6 assists) – Standard Liege (224 matches, 45 goals, 38 assists) – Italy Cagliari Calcio (16 matches, 3 goals, 2 assists) ), Chievo Verona (20 matches) – Greece Panathinaikos (36 matches, 4 goals, 4 assists) – UAE Al Wahda (29 matches, 7 goals, 5 assists) – Turkiye Konyaspor (29 matches, 3 goals, 1 assist) and many others. He has accumulated a lot of experience through the leagues of each country.
Mpoku, who holds dual citizenship in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Belgium, also has national team experience. Mpoku, who has been through the Belgian national team by age group, chose the nationality of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2015 to join the national team and scored 5 goals in 21 matches. He has now again chosen Belgian nationality.
Experienced on various stages, Mpoku is considered to be fast, flexible and technical despite being tall (180cm). He is also a multi-player who can play in almost any attacking position, including central midfielder and striker, as well as left and right wings. It is expected to help strengthen Incheon’s squad and diversify tactics, which have advanced to the AFC Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. Especially, breathing with Lee Myung-joo, who was active together in UAE Al Wahda, is also expected. 안전놀이터
Mpoku said, “I already know that Incheon will be on the Asian stage from next year. I want to put all my skills and experience to go to a higher place without stopping at the Asian stage. I look forward to new challenges in Incheon and the K-League.” Please support me,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mpoku, who has completed all joining procedures such as the medical test, will immediately participate in Incheon’s Jeju field training starting on the 12th to prepare for the upcoming season.