Cagliari confirm signing of North Korean forward Han Kwang-Song

North Korean forward Han Kwang-Song could become the first player from his country to play in Serie A after signing for Cagliari.

Han, 18, has joined the club's youth ranks after a successful trial but would be available for first team matches. He is their first Asian player.

Cagliari described Han as "an ambidextrous forward of great foundations; dribbling, eye for goal, and vision are his main characteristics."

Last year, Fiorentina signed Choe Song-Hyok from North Korea but he lasted just four months before being released amid allegations that 70 percent of his salary was going directly back to the government in Pyongyang.

The matter was even discussed in the Italian parliament.