Home United South Korean born playmaker, Song Ui-Young, has rejected a lucrative contract worth more than US$20,000 a month from Indonesian club, Persija Jakarta, to stay in the Singapore Premier League with Home United.
The 24 year old had recently signed on for two more years with Home United, meaning he will represent them until the 2020 season. He has been paying for them since 2012, but rose to prominence this past year where he led Home’s charge on all fronts with 20 goals and five assists in 27 matches. His reason for rejecting the contract offer from the Indonesian club was that he hopes to represent Singapore one day, having fulfilled the seven year residency criteria here.
Song has been mooted for the naturalised player scheme for the Singapore national team, but he had his Singapore citizenship application turned down in October this year. He will be re-applying again with the help of the Football Association of Singapore. Seems like he really has his mind set on representing Singapore.