FC Augsburg and Hamburg are set to lock horns as they fight to secure the signature of Mainz versatile Park Joo-Ho, according to BILD

The twenty-eight year old South Korean signed for Mainz from Swiss outfit Basel in the summer of 2013 and the deal runs out in a matter of months, however, Mainz do have the option of extending the defenders deal for a further two seasons due to an extension clause in his contract.

This term he has ran out for the Coface Arena outfit twelve times playing half in a defensive role and the other half in a midfield role. 

Park has been capped twenty-six times internationally by South Korea and was part of the squad that travelled to Brazil for the World Cup last summer after he was drafted in for the injured Kim Jin-Su.

BILD are also reporting that talks between the player and Hamburg have allegedly already started.

Despite Hamburg being the bigger club of the two they can't promise Park Bundesliga football for definite next season as they look dangerously above the Bundesliga trap door. While Augsburg are only a handful of points away from offering Park that for definite with fourteen points separating themselves and Hamburg who currently occupy the relegation play-off spot with seven games to go. 

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