Alex Wilkinson to leave Mariners for South Korea

Central Coast captain Alex Wilkinson will leave the Mariners to

join South Korea’s K-League champions Jeonbuk Motors FC.

The A-League team said Wednesday the 27-year-old defender agreed

to a 2 1/2-year contract with Jeonbuk following the completion of a

transfer deal.

Wilkinson played 172 A-League matches for Central Coast over

seven seasons, appearing in three grand finals, including the

club’s two premiership wins.

Wilkinson said he had mixed feelings about the move – ”I’ve

loved every minute up here … but there was always a part of me

that wanted to play overseas and this offer was in the

too-good-to-refuse category.”