English Premier League Fulham defender Alfie Merson, a talented defender who played for the England Under-21 team, has announced his retirement at the age of just 29. This is because he has not been able to overcome the knee injury that has plagued him for the past five years.
The Daily Star, a British mass media, reported on the 16th (Korean time) that ‘Merson, a former EPL star and former England national team member, has been forced to retire due to an injury’. Merson announced his retirement from active duty through a statement on the 15th. Starting his career in the lower leagues, 안전놀이터 Merson was recognized for his talent in 2016 while playing for Barnsley in the third division and joined Swansea City in the first division. In particular, during his time at Swansea City, he worked with Ki Sung-yueng, who has now returned to FC Seoul. In 2017, he was also called up for the England U-21 national team.
However, after leaving Swansea City and moving to Fulham, he was plagued by the evil spirit of injury. In the end, he moved to Wycombe Wanderers last summer and tried to revive his game, but the injury recurred again last December and he could not play. Ultimately, Merson chose to end his active career. He said on the club website, “It may come as a shock to some people, but for me it has been going on for a while. After talking with experts, family and medical staff, I decided to retire.” I took a break, but the pain did not go away, and the examination showed damage.”