Lee Geum-min joins Brighton on loan from Manchester City
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Brighton and Hove Albion announced on Friday that they have signed South Korean midfielder Lee Geum-min on a season-long loan deal from fellow WSL side Manchester City.

Lee joined City at the start of the 2019/20 campaign but struggled to find her way into the starting eleven.

However, in the games that she did feature for the blues, the attacking midfielder looked a promising talent, scoring from the bench against Birmingham City

'A real coup'

Speaking to brightonandhovealbion.com, Hope Powell spoke of her delight to sign a player of Lee's calibre

“We’re delighted to bring Lee to the club, it’s a real coup for us to sign a player of her quality and experience.

“She has had a year in England so knows the league and she will help us in an area that want to improve which is to score more goals.

“We’re really looking forward to working with her and I know how much she is looking forward to a new challenge here at Brighton.”

Experienced international

Manchester City signed Geum-min after she impressed at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France,

She began her career in South Korea at youth level with Hyundai Info-Tech HS and Ulsan College before she signed for Seoul in 2015.

Geum-min spent two years at Seoul, scoring a total of 26 goals and creating 12 assists in her 57 appearances across three seasons. She then joined Gyeongju KHNP in 2018 before she headed to England.

A regular starter for South Korea, she has made more than 50 appearances for her country and scored 16 goals. Last season she made a total of six appearances for the blues and also featured in their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign.