Jung-Bin Park swaps Karlsruhe for Hobro

Jung-Bin Park has signed for Danish side Hobro IK. The Karlsruher SC man was set to stay in Germany until 2016.

Todt has his say on the deal

Sporting director Jens Todt spoke of his disappointment at the South Korean's exit, “Jung-Bin found it difficult to get used to our working times. In his two years with the club, Park’s behaviour at the club has been impeccable."

He added, “We acknowledge that his desire is to start a new challenge Denmark, we wish him well in his footballing and private career.”

Park joined Karlsruhe in 2013 from SpVgg Greuther Fürth for €140,000 after a loan spell at VfL Wolfsburg II. The South Korean arrived in Germany in 2010 following his move from Chunnam Dragons.

The 21-year old joins the Danish side on a free transfer and will stay in Scandinavia till 2017.

Hobro Ik were founded in 1913 and last season they finished seventh in the Danish Superliga. Jung-Bin Park will play in front of 4,000 people, a contrast to Karlsruhe’s Wildparkstadion where the attacking midfielder played in front ofa packed 29,700 crowd.

A tough start for Hobro and Karlsruhe

Park joins Hobro while they’re in a bad state. From their opening five games in the Danish Superliga, they have won one and lost three. They’re two points off of Esbjerg who are 11th with six points.

Park may be in contention to play Vejle in the Danish Cup on Wednesday. Danish first division side Næstved BK have already toppled Danish powerhouse Nordsjælland, in a shock 1-0 win last Tuesday.

Karlsruhe, on the other hand, suffered an embarrassing 6-0 loss away to Eintracht Braunschweig last weekend. That loss meant Markus Kauczinski’s side are six points off league leaders VfL Bochum. KSC currently sit in 12th place and will hope that match day six’s clash against 1. FC Union Berlin will help them turn around their fortunes in the league. A win could see them move as high as fifth.