Bolton Wanderers drew 2-2 with Blackpool at 46th round(last round of this season) of 2012-13 season Championship League that held on 4th May in 2013. Bolton was not raise to Premier League by result of 46th round that Leicester City won Nottingham Forest.
Because Boltom remains to Championship League, 'Blue Dragon' Lee Chung-yong's attitude is matter of interest. Lee Chung-yong was not left Bolton at the end of 2011-12 season although Bolton was demoted from Premier League to Championship League.
In general, demoted team sells players who get high salary. Because It is reduced not sponsors but TV rights fees, demoted team does not pay salary to player who get high salary. The players, who get high salary, do not want to remain demoted team.
However, there are exceptions to the processing policy of high annual salary of the relegated team. Because the goal of demoted team is just one that is raised to high rank league, one or two player don't sell other team. Lee Chung-yong is exception case.
So Lee Chung-yong remained Bolton because he had hope that Bolton will be raised to Premier League in 2013-14 season. But the result of this season, Bolton was not raise to Premier League.
The residual of the championship league, there is a difference from that of the Premier League. Remaining in the Premier League, it has not been demoted to a league championship in the simplest terms. On the other hand, If you notice any of the championship league, can not be promoted to the Premier League, it is welcome in the league championship next season.
Another important thing is that if demoted team failed to raise within one season, the possibility of promotion was reduced below 50%. Because of it, possibility of Bolton's promotion of next season was reduced as compared with this season.
So Lee Chung-yong must choose new team. Of course, if he is led to raise to Premier League in one season in playing in Bolton it is very good. But it is an unreal.
Lee Chung received love calls from Stoke City in the winter transfer period. Stoke City offered 500 million pounds (about 86 million won) by transfer fee. In the of this case, it is possible to know the value of Lee Chung-yong. However, Lee Chung Yong is remaining on the Bolton to be royal to.
But now, the situation has changed. Bolton is not raise to Premier League and it doesn't have reason that Lee chung-yong remains Bolton. For this reason, Lee Chung Yong, will leave find a big stage that he can demonstrate their abilities.