South Korean national soccer team striker Cho Kyu-sung (Jeonbuk), who is pushing for a move to Europe this summer, is reportedly being courted by English Professional Soccer Championship (second division) club Watford.
“It is true that Watford is interested in signing Cho Kyu-sung,” Cho’s agent, Yoon Ki-young of Info Korea, told Newsis on Sunday. However, reports that a personal agreement has been reached are not true,” he said.
메이저사이트 주소“There are several clubs interested in Cho Kyu-sung. We will enter into detailed negotiations once we receive a formal offer,” he said, adding, “Watford are also waiting for a formal offer.”
Founded in 1881, Watford was promoted to the Premier League (EPL) in the 2020-2021 season after finishing second in the Championship, but was relegated back to the Championship in the 2021-22 season after finishing 19th in the EPL.
Last season, they finished 11th in the second division.
Korean soccer fans may recognize the team as the one Park played for on loan from 2013-2014.
After becoming a “surprise star” with a multi-goal performance against Ghana in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Cho received offers from several European clubs.
Celtic (Scotland), Mainz (Germany), and Minnesota United (USA) are among the clubs that have been in the running.
But in the winter transfer window, Cho chose to stay with Jeonbuk.
With the advice of Jeonbuk director Park Ji-sung, the club decided to wait until the summer to prepare for the next season instead of during the season 꽁머니지급.
In the meantime, interest from European clubs dwindled as Cho Kyu-sung suffered injuries and slumps, but his recent goal-scoring form in the K League 1 has rekindled the flames of a European push.
After coming on as a substitute against Peru the day before, Cho spoke to reporters after the game and said, “No team has made a concrete offer yet,” adding, “If I prepare well, a good opportunity will come.”