Li Weifeng is Suwon bound
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The former captain of China's national side, Li Weifeng, is set to sign for Korea Republic side Suwon Bluewings, months after his suspension resulted in his Chinese club's withdrawal from the Super League.

According to Soccer News, Li will sign with the Bluewings this week for a reported $400,000-dollar USD, some of which the defender will pay himself to his former club, Wuhan Guanggu.

Wuhan quit China's Super League in October after Li was fined 8,000-yuan ($1,200USD)  and banned for eight matches following a fight with an opposing player.

According to reports, the team's withdrawal from the Super League means Wuhan players do not have a team to play for as the club is unlikely to be reinstated next season in either the top league or the second league.

Wuhan signed Li for 3.5-million-yuan on a two and a half year contract prior to last season, but Li played only two matches before the club withdrew from the league.

Li departs for South Korea on Wednesday and must first pass a medical examination before the deal will go through.