South Korean superstar Jeon Ga-Eul has signed for Reading ahead of the 2020/21 Women’s Super League season.
Jeon joins the likes of Danielle Carter and Emma Mitchell to have joined the Royals this summer. The club will be playing all their home games at the Madejski Stadium.
The midfielder brings a wealth of experience to a Reading side who will be wanting to compete for the top four. Last campaign saw them finish just two points off Manchester United.
Jeon has amassed more than 100 appearances for her national team and is the first South Korean to play in both the NWSL and W-League.Embed from Getty Images
The 31-year-old is primarily a central midfielder but can be deployed across the middle three or out wide. Her ability to even operate as a striker will offer the Royals versatility.
Jeon will bring a sense of calmness on the ball and the ability to dictate play. Her awareness will allow Reading to control games and play on the front foot as much as possible, especially against teams outside the top three.
Having played in South Korea, Australia and very briefly in the WSL earlier this season, she knows how to win with five league titles under her belt.
Reading now have a squad that is more than capable of challenging in the WSL. With Jeon now coming in and add that cutting edge to the final third, the Royals stand an even better chance at success.
Operating alongside Fara Williams to feed Carter in the final third will strike fear into many defences.
Jeon’s ability from dead-ball situations is near perfection. This will offer Reading the chance to alternate between herself and Williams to keep defenders constantly guessing.Embed from Getty Images
With this latest addition, it’s difficult to look past the Royals as having the most successful transfer window.
Kelly Chalmers can’t wait to get Jeon playing in the famous blue and white. She said: “It’s great to have Jeon as part of the team. We’ve really strengthened the squad this season and Jeon will definitely be a big part of that.
“She’s coming straight in and got stuck in which is exactly what we want and we’re very excited to see her in blue and white.”