The Korea Times heralds Seol’s return from Saudi Arabia.
His agent seems to grasp that the forward might just be in the last chance saloon.
Seol really wants to try again. He also knows that this could be his last chance.
I’d disagree with the premise of the article. Seol had a fairly decent run in the side before Andy Johnson was fit to be paired with Bobby Zamora. He has his detractors, who were astonished that he was chosen ahead of more natural partners for Zamora, but the Korean actually made a good start to the season – heading in our first goal of the campaign. But, despite a good performance in the next game against Arsenal, Seol didn’t really make the most of his opportunity and drifted down the pecking order.
The writing was on the wall when Hodgson allowed Seol to return to his homeland for a spell in the middle of the season and the ease with which a loan switch to Al-Hilal, for whom he scored just once in 26 matches, was suddenly finalised suggestion that he didn’t feature in Hodgson’s future plans. But to say the manager barely gave him a chance is rather disingenious. He might get another look with the added games in Europe that Fulham may have to play, but I would be very surprised if he’s not looking for a new club soon.