Connor Chapman leaves Melbourne City to join Incheon United in the K-League

Melbourne City have confirmed that defender Connor Chapman has moved to K-League club Incheon United for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old graduated from the Newcastle Jets’ academy and joined their first-team in 2012, spending two years at the club during which they finished eighth and seventh respectively.

After two disappointing finishes in consecutive years, the young centre-half joined City and was a part of the squads that had two top-six finishes and just as many semi-finals’ appearances in the Final Series.

During that time, the defender combated and overcame illness to put in some strong performances in the 2014-15 season that saw him being nominated for the Young Footballer of the Year award.

Earlier on last year, the former Newcastle man penned a contract extension to stay in Melbourne, but has now chosen to ply his trade in the K-League with Incheon United.

City will continue their campaign against Chapman’s former club – Newcastle – with an away game on Friday; a day after Australia Day.

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