Paris Saint-Germain’s summer tour in Japan will have a side trip to South Korea. After the capital club signed Kang-in Lee during this transfer window, it made sense to begin exploring the market.
The capital club announced on Friday that they’ll be visiting South Korea for the first time on August 2nd and 3rd. Furthermore, PSG supporters can attend a training session open to the public on August 2nd. PSG will then face Jeonbuk Hyundai on August 3rd at Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity for the Club to meet our fans in South Korea,” Sebastien Wasels, General Manager of Paris Saint-Germain in Asia-Pacific, said in the press release. “This is a historic meeting for Paris Saint-Germain. We can’t wait for the players to discover the Korean fervor for sport and football in particular.
Le @PSG_inside se rendra pour la première fois de son histoire en Corée du Sud les 2 et 3 août prochain pour aller à la rencontre des supporters coréens et affronter les vice-champions de Corée Jeonbuk Hyundai le 3 août au Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 21, 2023
“For the Club as a whole, it will be an opportunity to strengthen our ties with the country, where we already have a year-round presence through our Academy and store in Seoul. In just a few years, the Parisian Club has become a pop-culture icon, a taste we share with all Koreans.”
PSG signed Lee from RCD Mallorca for €22 million in early July. As a result, reports began to surface over a trip to South Korea. If Lee can become a crucial contributor or star player, expect more trips to South Korea.
This trip will be the last preparations before the French giants kick off their 2023-24 season with Ligue 1’s Matchday 1 on August 12th against FC Lorient.