Is Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai), who seemed likely to go to Mainz in the German Bundesliga, making a sudden turn toward Celtic?
British media Sky Sports reported on the 8th (Korean time), “Celtic has offered Jeonbuk 3 million pounds (approximately 4.6 billion Korean won) to sign Korean striker Cho Kyu-sung.”
European clubs are increasingly interested in Cho Kyu-sung. Initially, it was reported that Mainz was discussing a transfer with Cho Kyu-sung’s original team, Jeonbuk Hyundai.
However, there is an atmosphere in which the prestigious Scottish club Celtic is actively participating in the war. Jeonbuk offers a higher transfer fee and is showing an active will in recruiting.
The media explained, “Jeonbuk Hyundai received a similar offer from Mainz. However, the transfer fee does not seem to increase any more than this.”
Cho Kyu-seong, who was the K-League 1 scorer in the 2022 season, raised his stock price through the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He played well as a substitute in the first group match against Uruguay and scored a multi-goal with his head in the second match against Ghana.
Afterwards, he played as a starting striker in the third group match against Portugal and the round of 16 against Brazil, solidifying his position as the national team’s main striker.
Celtic and Mainz are not the only teams interested in Cho Kyu-sung. There were also local reports that Hungarian prestigious Ferencvaros and Turkish prestigious Galatasaray were also showing interest in Cho Kyu-sung.
Recently, rumors of a transfer to Mainz have surfaced. The British media Evening Standard said on the 7th, “Korean striker Cho Kyu-seong will choose to move to Germany’s Mainz rather than Scotland Celtic in the January transfer market.” 메이저놀이터
He added, “Park Ji-sung (42), technical director of Jeonbuk Hyundai, who played as a winger for Manchester United in the past, is directly negotiating a transfer in London, England.”
First of all, it seems that Celtic is one step ahead of the recruitment of Cho Kyu-sung by offering a high transfer fee. Where will Cho Kyu-sung’s final destination be?
Meanwhile, Lee Jae-seong, a teammate of the national team, is playing for Mainz. Mainz is in 10th place in the league with 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses (19 points) this season.