Asia is knocking on Major League Soccer's door yet again.
Martin Rennie's Vancouver Whitecaps, who made history last season with the first-ever Chinese MLS player in Long Tan, have agreed terms with South Korean international Lee Young-Pyo on a two-year contract, according to 86 Forever.
Lee made 75 Eredivisie appearances for PSV while recording another 70 league appearances for Spurs.
"He is an attacking full-back and is a big star in Korea having achieved so much success in Europe," former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol said in a 2007 article for Soccerphile.
As a member of the national team, Lee made 127 appearances as a left back, scoring five goals.
South Korean internationals have competed in MLS before, the most notable being former Los Angeles Galaxy standout Hong Myung-Bo.
However, the signing is seen by the 86 Forever report as a questionable move, given that Vancouver already have a couple of adept left backs in Alain Rochat and Jordan Harvey. Also, the Lee signing could mean trouble for emerging players like Mustapha Jarju.