Reporter Ahn Gyeong-nam = National striker Hwang Ui-jo (31), who is in crisis, joins hands with professional football K League 1 FC Seoul for 6 months.
Hwang Eui-jo, who played for the European side, will return to the K-League on a six-month short-term loan in a Seoul uniform. It has been 6 years since he played for Seongnam FC in 2017.
Hwang Eui-jo, who moved to Nottingham Forest (England) from Girondin Bordeaux (France) in the summer of last year and immediately transferred to Olympiacos, a Greek professional football club owned by the same owner, found a team to play in the transfer market this winter as his position in the team was narrowed. .
Hwang Ui-jo played in 12 official games at Olympiacos, recording only one assist without scoring.
According to the rules of the International Football Federation (FIFA), it was possible to transfer only to the spring and autumn leagues (a schedule that starts in spring and ends around fall) in Korea, the United States, and Japan, but after much consideration, I chose to return to the K-League.
Hwang Eui-jo plans to play in Seoul for six months and then challenge the European stage again in the second half of this year.
Seoul also signed a short-term lease with national midfielder Hwang In-beom, a teammate of Hwang Eui-jo at Olympiacos.
Last year, Hwang In-beom, who played for Russia’s Rubin Kazan, obtained a free agent (FA) status due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, played in Seoul from April, and transferred to Olympiacos in the second half of the year.
It is said that Hwang In-beom’s advice played a big role in Hwang Ui-jo’s trip to Seoul.
In addition, coach Ahn Ik-soo, who is in charge of Seoul, has a relationship with Hwang Ui-jo as the commanding tower when Hwang Eui-jo debuted at Seongnam Ilhwa (currently Seongnam) in 2013.
In the video released by the club the day before, coach Ahn showed intense affection by hitting Hwang Eui-jo on the back of the head.
Hwang Ui-jo said through the Seoul club the day before, “The part about the sense of the game was the first. I decided that a team called Seoul would be a good choice for myself and the future.”
He also added, “I personally want to raise a lot of attack points.
Although he had difficulties in the Greek league, Hwang Ui-jo is a recognized one-top striker in the national team. Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk), who rose rapidly at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, has emerged as a rival, but is ahead in terms of experience.
He also scored 16 goals in 53 appearances in the A match.
Even during his French league days, he participated in 98 official games in Bordeaux, scoring 29 goals and providing 7 assists. 메이저사이트
If he only regains the sense of the game, he is a skilled player who can even compete for the top scorer in the K-League.
Seoul is also short-term for six months, but he is determined to shout for the revival of the famous family by joining Hwang Eui-jo.
Seoul went down to Final B (7th to 12th) last year and finished the season in 9th place. In the last three seasons in a row, he has lost his pride by going to Final B.
However, as Hwang Ui-jo came in, the weight of the front changed. It is possible to play two-top with the existing Ilyuchenko, or three-top with Na Sang-ho, who has been breathing in the national team.
Seoul’s team scored 43 goals last season, second only to Seongnam (37 goals), which was relegated to K-League 2 (second division).
Hwang Eui-jo is scheduled to join the Seoul team that left the field training in Kagoshima, Japan on the same day.
If it is short, it is short, but ‘Win-Win Accompaniment’ has begun in which the interests of Hwang Eui-jo and Seoul, who want a re-challenge in Europe, are precisely aligned.