Unlike Brentford, Sporting is interested in Kim Ji-soo.
Britain’s ‘Daily Mail’ reported on the 16th (Korean time), “Brentford is discussing signing Korean star defender Kim Ji-soo. Seongnam FC’s Kim Ji-soo is highly regarded in Europe. He boasts a height of 192 cm and is a K-League All-Star. He was selected for the team. Kim Min-jae is being compared to Napoli’s Kim Min-jae.”
Kim Ji-soo, born in 2004 as a center back, left Poongsaeng High School and came to the professional stage last season by signing a semi-professional contract for the first time with Seongnam FC. He was evaluated to have high potential and good physical condition compared to his age, but few thought he would play in the pro right away. Contrary to expectations, Kim Ji-soo played 19 games last season.
It worked beyond expectations. He surprised everyone with his excellent defense against his seniors. There were many evaluations that Kim Min-jae came to mind because of his good ball handling skills and passing ability, as well as his physical and defensive power. He became more famous when he was selected for a friendly match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Prior to this season, he was connected with European teams such as Bayern Munich. He was convened to the under-20 (U-20) national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong and played the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 World Cup, revealing his competitiveness on the international stage, and interest was high. Brentford stepped forward to sign Kim Ji-soo, who went to Argentina after being on the final list of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and negotiations are underway. 먹튀검증
Brentford succeeded in promotion to the first division in 74 years ahead of last season and came to the EPL. The team is small and there are few star players, but under coach Thomas Frank’s clear tactical system, it has created a sensation by running an unexpected upward trend. This season, it has been cruising without a 2nd year jinx and is putting its name in the top 10.
Rather than bringing in big stars for team reasons, there are many cases where they bring in promising players from all over the world and nurture them before using them in the first team. The reason for trying to recruit Kim Ji-soo seems to be in the same context.
‘Daily Mail’ reported that Sporting, along with Brentford, were interested. Sporting is one of Portugal’s most prestigious teams and has won 19 first division championships. It is a team led by coach Huben Amorim, who is recognized for his leadership in Europe and has a lot of interest. Like other Portuguese clubs such as Benfica and Porto, they have an expertise in developing young talent. Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are from Sporting.
Portuguese ‘Avola’ refuted on the 17th. “Kim Ji-soo, who plays for Seongnam, said that Sporting is interested according to British reports. However, according to our coverage, Sporting is not interested in Kim Ji-soo. Kim Ji-soo is evaluated as similar to Kim Min-jae, and the buyout is about 600,000 euros (about 8 69.59 million won), which is a very low price.”