Aston Villa striker target Suk Hyun-jun joins Porto, now has £23m release clause

The South Korean international has been in great form for Vitoria Setubal.

Last week it was reported by the Daily Mail that Aston Villa had been watching South Korean striker Suk Hyun-jun in action. The Villa scouts were checking out the striker ahead of a potential move for the player this month.

Suk currently plays for Vitoria Setubal and has impressed in Portuguese football. This season he has scored 11 goals in 20 games this season and Aston Villa have been operating a vast scouting network throughout Portugal this season.

With Villa struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table any new recruits would be welcomed at Villa Park but it is now clear that Suk will not be heading to Villa Park.

Yesterday he finalised a deal to join Portuguese giants Porto. The deal's details have been unveiled by The Korea Times who state that he cost Porto around €1.5 million (£1.15 million) and now has a release clause in his Porto contract worth a staggering €30 million (£23 million).

Suk will now hope to score goals with the Portuguese giants whilst Aston Villa will hope they did not miss out on the player.

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