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FORMER Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn has joined South Korean side Gwangju after his deal at Pittodrie expired.

The 29-year-old, right, who has 50 caps for Northern Ireland, was a free agent after five years with the Dons.

A link with K-League club Gwangju came about as the father of McGinn's former Celtic team-mate Ki Sung-yueng is the club's president.

Ki's father met McGinn in Belfast and persuaded a player whose career began in his native Northern Ireland to become the first from his country to play for Gwangju.

McGinn said: "I'm delighted.

I have been researching Asian football, and Korean football in particular, and I've been very impressed.

"This is a new challenge for me, one that is very different to anything I've experienced in my career to date."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Jul 5, 2017
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