North Korean An seeking move from South

SEOUL - North Korea international An Yong-hak is seeking a move from South Korean club Suwon Bluewings to Japan or Europe before he represents his country at next year's World Cup finals, according to his agent.

The Japanese-born midfielder moved from J-League side Nagoya Grampus to South Korea with Busan in 2006, moving on to Suwon two years later.

"We have decided not to re-sign with Suwon Bluewings," the 31-year-old's agent told the Korea Times newspaper.

"Currently, J-League and European league teams are interested in him and we are in negotiations."

Even though his parents were also born and raised in Japan, An holds only a North Korean passport and is one of only three overseas-based players likely to make the squad for South Africa.