South Korea national soccer team striker Cho Kyu-sung, 25, has officially joined Danish club Midtjylland.
Mittwilan announced on Nov. 11 (KST) that it has signed Cho Kyu-sung on a five-year contract until the summer of 2028. The club did not disclose the transfer fee, but local media in Europe have estimated it at £2.6 million (approximately $4.3 billion).
Cho made his professional debut with FC Anyang in 2019 before moving to Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2020. After completing his military service with Gimcheon Commerce in 2021 and 2022, Cho became the K League 1’s top scorer (17 goals) in the 2022 season. His career record in the K League is 48 goals and 14 assists in 124 appearances.
After the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year, Cho’s value skyrocketed. There were offers from overseas clubs during the winter transfer window earlier this year, and after much deliberation, Cho opted for the summer transfer window after building his body.
Midtjylland is an up-and-coming powerhouse in the Danish professional soccer first division, the Superliga. Founded in 1999, they have won the league title three times (2014-2015, 2017-2018, 2019-2020). Last season, they finished seventh out of 12 teams.
They have also qualified for the European club competitions. Their most recent achievement was reaching the group stage of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) after qualifying and playoffs in the 2020-2021 season. 메이저사이트
“I’ve been following the organization for over a year now,” says head coach Mittwillan Sven Graversen. After the World Cup, we realized that there was a lot of interest in Europe,” said Mittwillan’s head coach, Sven Grabersen, explaining that the club signed the striker after an intense transfer window. “He is a complete striker,” he said, adding that he expects him to do great things for the team.
“Mittwillan was very proactive and made me feel confident about the transfer,” Cho said, adding that he is looking forward to life in Europe. “I want to prove myself in Europe,” he said, promising to adapt quickly.