Birth of the 17th Korean Premier League player of all time…’Second Kim Min-jae’ Kim Ji-soo, Brentford official imminent

It seems that Kim Ji-soo will wear a Brentford uniform.

On the 17th (Korean time), reporter Fabricio Romano, known as an expert on the European transfer market and active in the UK’s ‘Guardian’, said, “Brentford reached an agreement with Seongnam FC center back Kim Ji-soo, born in 2004. The personal agreement is over and he signed next week. I plan to do,” and added “HERE WE GO,” a phrase used when the transfer is virtually complete.메이저사이트

Kim Ji-soo, a large-scale prospect born in 2004, left Poongsaeng High School and entered his professional stage by signing the first semi-professional contract with Seongnam Club in the 2022 season. Kim Ji-soo, who was evaluated as having great potential even before entering the first team, started playing in Seongnam right away.

Former Seongnam coach Kim Nam-il boldly appointed Kim Ji-soo, and despite his young age, Kim Ji-soo played a good role in Seongnam. His 192cm, 84kg solid physical and excellent build-up skills caught the eye of European scouts.

Shortly after his professional debut, Kim Ji-soo grew rapidly enough to attract attention from Bayern Munich. Kim Ji-soo was summoned to the under-20 (U-20) national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong, and once again proved his potential by playing a key role in advancing to the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 World Cup.

When Kim Ji-soo was in Argentina, Brentford conveyed its intention to recruit players to Seongnam. When Kim Ji-soo returned to Korea after the tournament, the negotiations proceeded swiftly. The variable was a work permit, but Kim Ji-soo’s efforts bore fruit.

A work permit is more likely to be issued if there is a recommendation letter from a prominent football official, but first of all, Paulo Bento received a recommendation letter from the former Korean national team coach. Then, he received letters of recommendation from Korea Football Association President Chung Mong-gyu and Korea Professional Football Association President Kwon Oh-gap.

As England eased work permit regulations, Kim Ji-soo made a breakthrough in negotiations. Afterwards, Seongnam Mayor Shin Sang-jin and owner of Seongnam announced on SNS that “Kim Ji-soo is leaving for Brentford transfer” and the transfer was made official.

It seems that Kim Ji-soo will have to go straight to England and complete simple recruiting procedures such as medical tests. If this continues, there is also the possibility of homegrown. Under England FA rules, a player is considered a home-grown player if he or she has played for three years in a team belonging to the England FA before reaching the age of 21. Kim Ji-soo was born in December 2004 and is 18 years old. If he transfers now and plays for three years, he will qualify as homegrown. This is a huge premium.

Kim Ji-soo is the 17th Korean Premier League player. Son Heung-min is the 13th all-time, and Hwang Hee-chan is the 14th. Following Jung Sang-bin and Hwang Ui-jo, who unfortunately failed to debut in the Premier League, Kim Ji-soo is next.

Kim Ji-su writes another new history, becoming the first player to go directly from K-League 2 to the Premier League. It is the first time as a 10-year-old player. This is why Kim Ji-soo’s future is expected.

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