It seems that foreign clubs are fiercely competing behind the scenes to recruit national football striker Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk), who played an active part in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
British media Sky Sports reported on the transfer on the 8th (Korean time) that “Celtic (Scotland) offered a transfer fee of about 3 million pounds (approximately 4.5 billion won) to recruit Korean striker Cho Kyu-sung.”
“Jeonbuk Hyundai received a similar offer from Mainz (Germany),” he added.
The British newspaper Evening Standard predicted on the 7th, “Cho Kyu-sung will choose to move to Mainz instead of Celtic in the transfer market this month.”
The media also mentioned that Jeonbuk allowed Cho Kyu-sung to move to Europe for 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won).
However, the very next day, the German football magazine Kicker reported, “Mainz was clearly interested in signing Cho Kyu-sung, but after investigating the 스포츠토토 conditions related to the funding, this interest quickly cooled.”
It can be interpreted that Mainz is being pushed back by rival teams in conditions such as transfer fees.
Last month, Sky Sports reported that Celtic had put Cho Kyu-sung, the top scorer in the K-League 1 last season, on the recruitment list after scoring two goals against Ghana in the Qatar World Cup group stage.
According to this media, Ferencvaros (Hungary) is also interested in signing Cho Kyu-sung, but it seems that he has not reached a specific recruitment offer yet.
Celtic is known to have dispatched scouts to Korea, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to find talented players.