FC Seoul added strength to its strength by recruiting side striker Willian (WILLYAN DA SILVA BARBOSA, 29) and defender Kwon Wan-gyu (32), who has strong bones in the K-League, on loan.
With the joining of Willian and Kwon Wan-gyu, FC Seoul will be able to prepare for the 2023 season with a tight composition of players from the forefront to the defense.
Brazilian-born Willian is a technician with rich experience in Europe, such as Portugal and Greece, and made his debut to domestic fans at K-League 2 Gwangju FC in 2019. In his first year of joining, he participated in 25 games and recorded 8 points and 2 assists, contributing to Gwangju’s K-League 1 promotion. In 2021, he moved to Gyeongnam FC and scored 11 points and 2 assists in 27 games, and played 10 games before moving to Daejeon in 2022, scoring 5 points and 4 assists. In Daejeon, he participated in 17 games and recorded 8 goals and 1 assist, 안전놀이터 contributing to Daejeon’s K-League 1 promotion.
Willian, whose strength is his ability to break through using instant speed, is expected to revitalize FC Seoul’s offense as he can create scoring opportunities with his unique Brazilian player’s rhythmic personal skills and creative movements, as well as his finishing ability. .
Kwon Wan-gyu, who joined Gyeongnam in 2014 after attending Gwacheon High School and Sungkyunkwan University, is a central defender who played 233 games in the K-League, including Incheon, Pohang, Sangju Sangmu (military service), and Seongnam. Kwon Wan-gyu’s strengths are his interpersonal defense and stable defense reading based on his strong physical condition of 183cm tall and 76kg in weight. As a side defender, he has good footwork, so he shows strength in rear build-up, and is a style capable of intelligent play that blocks the opponent’s pass path in advance.
The addition of Kwon Wan-kyu, who has a fighter’s temperament with unstoppable tackling and fighting spirit, is expected to greatly help FC Seoul’s solid defense.
Willian and Kwon Wan-gyu will immediately join FC Seoul’s first winter battery training in Hua Hin, Thailand, and begin quenching for the 2023 season.
Meanwhile, on the morning of the 8th, FC Seoul departed for Hua Hin, Thailand, the first winter training ground.