Augsburg Want To Keep Sunderland Striker Ji Dong-Won

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Quick deal for South Korean?

Bundesliga minnows FC Augsburg are hoping to keep a hold of on loan Sunderland striker Ju Dong-Won beyond the end of the season, TalkSport understands.

The 21-year-old joined the club in January in a loan deal until the end of the current campaign and the German side want to keep a hold of him and bring him in on a permanent basis.

The South Korean has impressed during his short spell in the Bundesliga and fired in both goals this weekend in a 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. A result that saw the club climb out of the relegation zone, but has kept them in the relegation play off spot, three points from safety.

Dong-Won was brought to Sunderland by ex-boss Steve Bruce back in 2011 after impressing during the Asia Cup that year. He bagged  four goals and two assists in six games that saw South Korea collect the bronze medal. However, he failed to settle in the Northeast and scored just twice in 21 games last season. He had not made a solitary appearance this term before being sent out on loan.

Alongside his international teammate Koo Ja-Cheol, though, he’s settled into the rhythm of the Bundesliga comfortably and the club are said to be keen to push through a £2.5 million deal at the end of the season.

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