The K-League transfer market is active this winter as well. Unlike European soccer, which has a ‘Chunchu Festival’, winter is the main market in the K-League, which is operated as a ‘Chunchu Festival’. The period is also ample. It opens on January 1st and runs until the 24th of the following month. In the case of the K-League 1 (Part 1), which will start on the 25th at Ulsan Munsu Stadium as the official opening game between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai, there is ample opportunity to improve even the problems that will be discovered at the beginning of the 2023 season. The movements of Ulsan and Jeonbuk, which have built the ‘Yanggang Gudo’, are also interesting. Ulsan brought in Boyanic and Rubiksson (both from Sweden) to fill the vacancy of Brazilian striker Leonardo, who returned to Shandong Taishan (China). After parting ways with Mo Barlow (Gambia), Jeonbuk changed their foreign players, such as recruiting Rafael Silva (Brazil).
In the meantime, Jun Amano (Japan), the contributor to Ulsan’s championship last year, did not return to his original team, Yokohama Marinos, and went to Jeonbuk, creating a commotion. After Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo sniped, “The worst Japanese player I’ve ever met,” the aftermath was so strong that a battle of truth broke out over the transfer process.
The direction of recruiting domestic players was a little different. If Ulsan, which brought Joo Min-gyu, who boasts formidable firepower, chose ‘selection and concentration’, Jeonbuk’s ‘traditional He showed off his big-handed side. 메이저사이트
Most teams gave preferential treatment to ‘K-League experience’ when recruiting foreign players. As a result, the K-League internal movement was quite frequent. Brazilian players were the absolute majority. Pohang Steelers recruited Jeka from Daegu FC, and Incheon United acquired Jerso from Jeju United. Jeju decided to accompany Gwangju FC’s promotion contributor, Hayes, and Daegu, Edgar, who had terminated their contract due to injury. FC Seoul also rented Willian from the ‘promoted team’ Daejeon Hana Citizen, and Daejeon Hana brought Thiago from Gyeongnam FC.
The movement of the Taegeuk warriors who participated in the 2022 Qatar World Cup was also bustling. With sub-goalkeeper Song Bum-keun leaving Jeonbuk and heading to Shonan Bellmare (Japan), the strikers have been especially busy. Oh Hyun-kyu, who accompanied the World Cup as the reserve entry ’27th player’, transferred from Suwon Samsung to Celtic FC (Scotland). It is the only European entry this winter.
On the other hand, Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk), who had been thinking deeply about moving to Mainz (Germany) amid a love call from Celtic, postponed his European challenge by promising a summer. Hwang Eui-jo, who showed a lower-than-expected performance in the World Cup due to poor performance, was loaned to Seoul from Olympiacos (Greece) for a short-term six months and laid the foundation for a comeback.