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With the winter break in Korea being almost three freezing cold months long, the opening of the transfer window has given fans at least something to keep them occupied when sitting beside the fireplace (on the ondol?) at night. Like the previous few seasons, this winter transfer window looks to be dominated by China. Already, big names like Oscar and Axel Witsel have made the move east, with many in Europe questioning their motivation. As a response to this, I wrote an article which ended up being featured in the Guardian. The article talked about how moving to the East Asia could in some respects benefit players. While Oscar and co. are busy making the headlines, another transfer to China passed under the radar of many observers, that of Kwon Kyung-won. Kwon started his career at Jeonbuk Motors, before moving to UAE side Al Ahli. His spell there was successful; the club reached the Asian Champions' League final in 2015 and ESPN reported that severel English Premier League sides were after him. Despite this, he failed to break into the Korean national team. This week, he made the move back East, not to Korea, but to Tianjin Quanjian. His transfer was the second biggest paid for any Korean player ever (the first being Son Heung-min's move to Spurs). With the restrictions on foreign players, many Korean fans worry that all of the best Korean players will move to China in order to fill the Asian player spot. At least in the case of Kwon Kyung-won, his move should get him noticed, and will hopefully lead to a chance with the national side at some point in the future.