Following last year’s national soccer midfielder Hwang In-beom, striker Hwang Eui-jo (31) joined hands after signing a short-term rental contract with the FC Seoul Hall for professional soccer this year.
It is also noteworthy why Europeans are heading to Seoul.
Hwang Ui-jo, who played in Europe, moved to Seoul on loan on the 5th and returned to the K-League after 6 years.
His narrowed position in his team had an impact. Hwang Eui-jo, who moved to Nottingham Forest (England) from Girondin Bordeaux (France), which was relegated to the second division in the transfer market last summer, was immediately loaned to Olympiacos (Greece) with the same owner.
However, contrary to his expectations, his life in the Greek league was not smooth.
He made 12 official appearances, but scored only one assist.
To make matters worse, his performance declined due to an injury ahead of the Qatar World Cup last year, and he was pushed out as a substitute resource after starting in the first round of the group stage against Uruguay, being pushed by rookie Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk) in the World Cup.
After all, even after the World Cup ended, Hwang Ui-jo’s position did not change.
However, Hwang Ui-jo, who was only allowed to transfer to the Spring and Autumn Festival (a schedule that starts in spring and ends 온라인카지노around fall) according to FIFA regulations, decided to go to Seoul after struggling with whether to advance to the United States or return to Korea.
The football world’s view is that Seoul is the perfect place for Hwang Eui-jo as a temporary residence for his re-entry into Europe.
Although offers from American clubs were better, he preferred outright transfers to loans and wanted the long term rather than the short term. If it gets tangled, it may block the way back to Europe.
On the other hand, Seoul already had a successful case of Hwang In-beom last year.
Hwang In-beom, who obtained free agent (FA) status in Rubin Kazan (Russia) due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, signed a short-term loan contract with Seoul when advancing to other leagues in Europe became difficult.
At the time, he was injured and in the case of the European league, it was in the middle of the season, so he needed a team to wait for him rather than risking a hasty transfer.
Coincidentally, the interests with Seoul coincided. Seoul, which suffered from a fall in the lower ranks, brought in Hwang In-beom to strengthen the midfield at once, and Hwang In-beom was also able to recover his performance while concentrating on the treatment of his injury.
The parting was also neat. Even after the three-month short-term contract with Seoul ended, the war in Ukraine did not end, so the contract was delayed until June, but when the offer from Olympiacos came, Seoul sent Hwang In-beom without any conditions.
Hwang Eui-jo asked Hwang In-beom, who was eating a pot of rice in Greece, for advice on a short-term lease in Seoul, and said that he was very helpful in making this decision.
Also, the fact that Hwang Eui-jo is managed by an agent like Hwang In-beom is interpreted as having an influence on his trip to Seoul.
The geographical accessibility of Seoul is also cited as a reason why European players choose FC Seoul for short-term rental.
An official in the soccer world said, “Seoul recently had a difficult season in the K-League 1, but there are merits such as ointment. It is especially true when family members are in Seoul.”
He added, “Hwang In-beom played in Seoul and went back to Europe. This set a good precedent for other European players.”
Seoul is also short, but it has the advantage of bringing in a national team player to increase power. Attention to the team also grows.
At the same time, there is also a part that secures the possibility that Seoul will be mentioned as one of the first options when Hwang In-beom and Hwang Eui-jo fully enter the country later.
When Hwang In-beom came to Korea, his home team Daejeon Hana Citizen was in the second division, and Hwang Ui-jo also had to look to other teams in Korea as his home team Seongnam FC was relegated to K-League 2 last season.