When it comes to the story to tell, then Nam Tae-Hee who is the midfielder of Korea Republic as far as long distance travels are concerned. The today international star left his family for greener pastures just at the age of 16.
His search for a place to showcase the football talent in him begun back in high school in Seoul, that is in 2007. A year later he joined Reading’s youth academy but later decided to move to Europe.
After discovering that his football future had no place in England he moved further and made his first contract signing with Valenciennes in France.
During an interview, Nam said that he had been offered a contract by reading though he had to leave England due to some administrative reasons. In France, he was given a chance to be a player in the first team of Ligue 1 championship.
At the age of 18 when Nam begum his 3 season contract with Valenciennes, he was the youngest player of the Asian origin to ever grace Ligue 1. Nam said that he was focused on developing his game and playing in France alongside good players taught him a lot.
In 2012, the “Korean Messi” went to Qatar and made a signing with Lekhwiya. This is the team that finished as runners up last season during the Qatar Stars League and also winning the Crown Prince Cup.
Some years ago, the star found his way back in England playing for the Korean Republic that participated in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament London in 2012. The Asian side was able to clinch bronze medal in the above tournament.
The Korea Republic is also part of the 32 teams that qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and is in group H with Algeria, Belgium and Russia. Nam is ready to showcase the best performance in this coming summer tournament.