Celtic, a Scottish soccer team, failed to renew the contract with Yorgos Yakumakis (28, Greece). It is a local news that Cho Kyu-seong (24, Jeonbuk Hyundai) was selected as a replacement player.
The British newspaper ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 9th (Korean time), “Celtic offered better conditions (financially) for Yakumakis to remain, but the contract was not extended.”
‘Daily Mail’ said, “The Yakumakis side conveyed their intention to refuse to the club. Celtic pointed out Kyu-Sung Cho as a target for recruiting to maintain power,” he explained.
The Yakumakis are the top scorers in the 2020-21 Dutch First Division and the 2021-22 Scottish First Division. The Netherlands is sixth in the UEFA league rankings, and Scotland is ninth. Celtic is ranked 56th in the European club rankings.
According to the ‘Daily Mail’, Yakumakis is not satisfied with the annual salary of 572,000 pounds (about 870 million won) he received after joining Celtic in August last year.
The Urawa Reds of Japan’s J1 League have come forward to take Yakumakis. ‘Daily Mail’ said, “Celtic has started negotiations with the Urawa side. Jeonbuk offered a transfer fee of 2.7 million pounds (4.1 billion won) to recruit Cho Kyu-sung.”
It is known that Celtic intends to increase the transfer fee to 3 million pounds (4.5 billion won). ‘Daily Mail’ analyzed the situation of competition for Cho Kyu-sung’s contract, saying, “My interest in Mainz (Germany) has cooled due to financial concerns.”
Mainz is ranked 10th in the 2022-23 season with 5 wins, 4 draws, 6 losses, -5 points, and 19 points in the German Bundesliga, which ranks third in the European league rankings.
▲ Cha Doo-ri (2006-2007) ▲ Park Joo-ho (2013-2015) ▲ Koo Ja-cheol (2014-2015) ▲ Ji Dong-won (2019-2021) Lee Jae-seong (30) is the 5th Korean in Mainz history from the 2021-22 season is active as
Lee Jae-sung is Cho Kyu-sung’s Qatar World Cup national team and Jeonbuk’s senior. While Cho Kyu-seong was the 2022 K-League 1 scorer for Jeonbuk, Lee Jae-sung won the 2017 K-League 1 MVP.
Cho Kyu-seong was the best center forward in Asia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with 2 goals in 4 games and 21 times superiority. Thanks to good physical conditions such as height of 188 cm, and strength training that opened my eyes during the period from March 2021 to September 2022 as a member of the Armed Forces Physical Education Unit, I got a great body.
Even in the 2021 season, the number of appearances on the left and right wing was higher than that of the center forward, but in 2022, 메이저놀이터 when the physical fight improved, he showed off his skills as a striker, including 17 goals and 5 assists in 31 K-League 1 matches and 4 goals in 4 FA Cup matches.
Since being called up to the national team in September 2021 by coach Paulo Bento (53, Portugal), his A match performance is 20 games, 6 goals and 2 assists.
Cho Kyu-seong ▲ Qatar World Cup Finals 2 goals ▲ Qatar World Cup Qualifiers 1 goal 1 assist ▲ East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship 1 goal ▲ 2 goals 1 assist in the evaluation match as a national team player.