New Middlesbrough signing Lee Dong-gook has vowed to make his mark at the Premier League club.
“People in Korea will want to hear that I’m scoring goals so that’s what I hope to do,” Lee told reporters before he boarded his flight.
“I’m happy to finally get the chance to play in the Premier League.”
Lee, 27, will become the fourth South Korean to play in England’s top flight after Manchester United’s Park Ji-sung, Lee Young-pyo of Tottenham Hotspur and Reading’s Seol Ki-hyeon.
Meanwhile, Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has admitted that he expects both Massimo Maccarone and Gaizka Mendieta to leave the club in the transfer window.
“Massimo is in talks at the moment with a couple of clubs in Italy and something may happen over the next 24 to 48 hours,” said Boro boss Gareth Southgate.
“But there is nothing concrete as yet.”
Southgate stated that former Spanish international Mendieta was also looking at offers from abroad.
“With Mendieta, there are a couple of clubs he is having talks with and we will just have to see how that progresses over the next couple of days,” he said.