As it showed a proven performance in France, one of Europe’s top five leagues, it was expected that it would adapt smoothly to Greece, which has a low league status, but things have been twisted since then. Hwang Ui-jo, who had a setback in preparation for the season due to delays in transfer negotiations, had difficulty improving his physical condition and fell into a slump. Hwang Ui-jo played only 12 official games (3 starting games) at Olympiacos this season, and scored only one assist and did not score a single goal. Recently, he was pushed out of the main competition altogether.
In the end, Hwang Ui-jo left Olympiacos after half a year and is looking for a new team. But he can no longer play in Europe, at least not this season. According to FIFA rules, a player can only play in official matches for a maximum of two teams in a season. Since Hwang Ui-jo had already played 2 matches with Bordeaux before transferring, if he leaves Olympiacos, he will not be able to play even with his original team, Nottingham.
Hwang Eui-jo has received several offers from Japan’s J-League and American professional soccer (MLS) clubs, but is known to be considering going to the K-League on a short-term loan considering returning to Europe as a priority. Currently, K-League FC Seoul, which is aiming to reinforce the offensive line, is being discussed as the most active and promising candidate for Hwang Ui-jo.
National team midfielder Hwang In-beom, who currently plays with Hwang Eui-jo at Olympiacos, left Rubin Kazan (Russia) last year and signed a short-term three-month contract with Seoul to maintain a sense of game and condition, and then entered the Greek league again. Like Hwang In-beom, Hwang Ui-jo is expected to go through a short-term contract of 5 to 6 months and return to Nottingham this summer when the European transfer market opens up or pursue another transfer to another European club.
Hwang Eui-jo played an active role in Seongnam FC until 2017 before entering the overseas stage. If Hwang Eui-jo gets to wear the Seoul uniform, he is returning to the K-League after 6 years. Seoul, which has received less than expected results for the past three years, is in a state of massive recruitment, shouting ‘reconstruction of the famous family’ for the new season. In particular, the key topic is reinforcement of offense, which ranked 11th out of 12 teams with 43 points in 38 league games last season. If foreign player Willian and veteran Im Sang-hyeop are added to the attacking lineup, which previously depended on Ilyuchenko, and Hwang Eui-jo, the national team’s main striker, are added, it is literally building the strongest window in the K-League.
If Hwang Ui-jo returns to the K-League, above all, the competition for the top scorer with his national teammate and competitor Cho Kyu-seong is expected to be a big highlight in the K-League next season. Cho Kyu-seong had the best year ever by becoming the first Korean player to score multiple goals against Ghana in the Qatar World Cup, following last year’s K-League top scorer and FA Cup victory and MVP. Also, after the World Cup, Kyu-Sung Cho became the best beneficiary of the World Cup, as his social media followers increased rapidly and he received tremendous attention from domestic and foreign media.
On the other hand, Hwang Ui-jo could not laugh at the World Cup. Hwang Ui-jo, who had been an immovable main striker throughout Bentu Lake, fell into a severe slump ahead of the World Cup and performed sluggishly in the finals, not scoring a single goal. Hwang Ui-jo was pushed to the bench after the first game against Uruguay, and Cho Kyu-seong, who was originally expected to be a backup, became the main striker, filling the vacant position with Hwang Ui-jo, so the contrast was mixed. After the World Cup, coach Paulo Bento stepped down from the command tower, and the national team’s ‘one-top competition’ between Hwang Eui-jo and Cho Kyu-sung returned to the starting point.
Cho Kyu-sung was in the spotlight after the World Cup, and rumors of him advancing to Europe were strongly discussed. In the winter transfer market, several famous European clubs, such as Scotland’s Celtic and Germany’s Mainz, were on the list, but with Jeonbuk’s persuasion, who could not lose their main striker, Cho Kyu-seong chose to stay. Celtic, which had been rumored to sign Cho Kyu-sung, recently recruited another Korean striker, Oh Hyun-kyu, from Suwon.
It has been confirmed that Cho Kyu-sung will start this season in the K-League, and similarly to Hwang Ui-jo, he will aim to advance to Europe again this summer in the transfer market at the earliest. Depending on how the duo of ‘Hwang-eui Jo Kyu-seong’ shows in the K-League next season, not only will they be competing for the national team under the new command tower system, but also who will advance to a better European club this summer can change their fate. 바카라사이트
Jeonbuk and Seoul are traditionally famous houses and rivals representing the K-League. Both teams are clearly motivated to make up for the disappointing results of last season. In addition, the rivalry between the two star strikers competing for the starting position in the national team is expected to be a box office factor that can further increase the interest of soccer fans next season.
If you add Jo Min-gyu (Ulsan), another native scorer who showed proven performance in the K-League, and Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC) from Europe, the K-League is a native striker after a long time since the late 1990s, when Lee Dong-guk, Ahn Jung-hwan, and Ko Jong-soo w