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How a Soccer Star Switched Clubs and Countries in 24 hours


Australian soccer star Bruce Djite was preparing for the A-League season. 24 hours later he was on his way to join a new team in Korea, he tells PickStar's Off-Field podcast.

Fresh after winning an A-League premiership with Adelaide United, Australian soccer star Bruce was preparing for the 2016-2017 season when he got a call from his agent. The next day, he was off to South Korea to join K-League team, Suwon FC, and playing with his new teammates by the end of the week!

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Bruce talks about how the deal went down and shares all of the implications that are not often talked about in detail, including contract clauses, transfer fees, payments and bonuses, as well as other complexities such as cultural adjustments and having his young family home in Australia.

We also compare soccer leagues worldwide, and talk about what Australian players stand to earn in regions such as Asia.

Read coverage of this interview in Four Four Two and news.com.au.

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