Soaring ransom… ‘World Cup Star’ Cho Kyu-seong, where will he go?
The ransom of Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk), the national football team’s goalkeeper who is promoting his advance into Europe, is soaring. Attention is focused on the next team of Cho Kyu-sung, whose stock price is soaring after the World Cup.
British Sky Sports reported on the 8th (Korean time), “Celtic (Scotland) offered a transfer fee of 3 million pounds (approximately 4.5 billion won) to sign Korean striker Cho Kyu-sung.”
He added, “Mainz (Germany) has made a similar offer, but we are not ready to raise the transfer fee further.”
According to reports from European media, it seems that Celtic, a prestigious club in Scotland, is currently ahead of the scouting competition for Cho Kyu-sung.
In just two days, the atmosphere changed.
On the 7th, the British Evening Standard predicted that Cho Kyu-sung would head for German Bundesliga Mainz instead of Celtic.
Mainz is well known to domestic fans as a team played by national midfielder Lee Jae-seong, who came from Jeonbuk Hyundai in professional football. In the past, Koo Ja-cheol (Jeju), Ji Dong-won (Seoul), and Park Joo-ho (Suwon FC) played an active role.
It is known that Mainz offered Jeonbuk 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won) for the transfer of Cho Kyu-seong.
However, it seems that Mainz’s poor finances are holding back. The day after Mainz’ news of Cho Kyu-sung’s recruitment, German football magazine Kicker said, “After Mainz investigated the financial conditions, interest in Cho Kyu-sung cooled.”
Since then, as Celtic has increased the ransom of Cho Kyu-sung, the World Cup star’s next destination is moving from Germany to Scotland.
Celtic has been steadily showing interest in Cho Kyu-sung since he played a big role in the World Cup.
In addition, rumors of a transfer of Japanese striker Daizen Maeda, who plays for Celtic, to Southampton in the English Premier League (EPL) also emerged as a variable.메이저놀이터
Sky Sports said, “Southampton is keeping an eye on Celtic’s Maeda,” and said that Celtic wanted Cho Kyu-sung as a replacement.
Celtic are likely to leave the team along with Maeda and backup striker Giorgios Yakomakis.
Cho Kyu-seong, the K-League 1 top scorer (17 goals) last season, attracted attention with a multi-goal in the second leg against Ghana in Group H of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage.
Love calls from European clubs are pouring in as his skills are verified not only in Korea but also in the World Cup.
However, Cho Kyu-sung’s side is considering participation opportunities rather than money as a condition for advancing to Europe.
This is also the reason for constant communication with Park Ji-sung, technical director in charge of player transfers in Jeonbuk. As a club, a team that pays a lot of transfer fee is good, but it means that the environment in which Cho Kyu-seong can play is more important.
The European winter transfer window closes at the end of January. For the time being, the fight over Cho Kyu-seong is expected to continue.