The eyes of the Taegeuk Warriors, who played a big role in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, are heading to one place. It is England, the home of football.
Spanish media Marca reported on the 8th (Korean time), “England Premier League clubs and Dutch Eredivisie clubs are showing interest in signing Lee Kang-in,” and “Premier League Newcastle, Aston Villa, Burnley, and Netherlands Feyenoord.”
The Premier League teams in particular deserve attention. Newcastle, which was mentioned first, is making aggressive investments after being acquired by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund last year, and is looking to advance to the UEFA Champions League next season by running third in the EPL this season. If Lee Kang-in transfers, he can further enhance his value by playing with star players.
Aston Villa is a team that has just been appointed as manager Unai Emery, the ‘King of the UEFA Europa League’. Coach Emery has a different understanding of Lee Kang-in because he has led Spain’s Villarreal until now, and he prefers players who excel in pass play.
Burnley isn’t bad either. Burnley are currently in the second tier, the Championship, but as they are currently leading the league, there is a very good chance they will be promoted to the Premier League next season.
Cho Kyu-seong, who has been receiving attention from many European teams after scoring two goals in the World Cup, is being talked about transferring to Germany’s Bundesliga Mainz and Scotland’s Celtic.
For now, going to Germany seems close, but if you turn to the UK, the story will change. This is because you can look forward to entering the world’s best stage, the English Premier League.
A representative example is Ki Sung-yong. Ki Sung-yueng, who played for FC Seoul, moved to Celtic in December 2009, and based on his performance here, he was able to confirm a move to Swansea City in the Premier League in August 2012 안전놀이터. Since England and Scotland belong to the same mainland, exchanges between players are very frequent.
Min-jae Kim cannot be left out. Kim Min-jae, who proved his worth as soon as he moved to Italy’s Serie A Napoli, is expected to become a hot topic in the upcoming summer transfer market.
The team that will send a love call to Kim Min-jae, who is already receiving attention from big clubs, is Manchester United. Manchester United will be able to fill the void with a decent central defender named Kim Min-jae, as rumors of the transfer of main defender Harry Maguire have surfaced.
Currently in the Premier League, Son Heung-min is in Tottenham and Hwang Hee-chan is in Wolverhampton. If the players who played a key role in the World Cup enter the British soil as transfer rumors say, the spectacle of soccer fans is expected to become more abundant.