Jeonbuk Hyundai and Daejeon Hana Citizen of Pro Football K League 1 are leading the early stages of the transfer market.
The two teams are gritting their teeth and focusing on recruiting a storm for the goal of winning the league and advancing to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League.
Jeonbuk is having a hard time this winter. Jeonbuk, which boasts a total of 9 wins, including 5 consecutive wins from 2017 to 2021, lost the trophy to rival Ulsan in both of the past two seasons. 먹튀검증사이트
In particular, last season, after going through a difficult time, dropping down to 10th place at one point, it ended up in 4th place. It was the first time in 10 years since 2013 that Jeonbuk fell out of second place.
Jeonbuk, whose pride was hurt, swept up big players as soon as the transfer market opened.
Jeonbuk opened the game by recruiting Thiago, who played for Daejeon Hana Citizen. Thiago scored 17 goals for Daejeon last season, making him the striker who scored the most goals along with Joo Min-gyu (Ulsan).
It was a will to solve the problem of a dull front line, which was the team’s biggest concern last season.
In addition, Jeonbuk made significant reinforcements in various positions, including defender Lee Jae-ik, midfielders Kwon Chang-hoon and Lee Young-jae, and attackers Jeon Byeong-gwan and Park Joo-young. Except for promising prospect Park Joo-young, all of them are high-profile players who will have immediate potential.
Jeonbuk, which has already completed the renewal of contracts with existing players such as Hong Jeong-ho and Choi Cheol-soon and strengthened both the quality and quantity of the squad, is preparing for the opening with the goal of regaining the top spot for the first time in three years.
Daejeon’s proactive efforts to take a full-fledged leap forward under the support of Hana Financial Group are also noticeable.
Daejeon, which returned to K-League 1 after being promoted last season, had the goal of staying in the first season, but this year, in its second year since returning, it is playing for a bigger dream of securing a spot in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
As soon as the transfer market opened, Daejeon welcomed striker Kim Seung-dae and defender Hong Jeong-woon, who were iconic players for Pohang Steelers and Daegu FC, respectively.
These two were the hottest items in this transfer market, and it is said that Daejeon captured them all through active investment. Daejeon also welcomed midfielder Kim Jun-beom, who played for Incheon United and Gimcheon Sangmu.
An official in the soccer world said that Daejeon’s recruitment does not end here, and that the team plans to bring in more major fish-level resources in the future to equip the team with a top-level force.
Daejeon, which left a strong impression as a ‘storm team’ last season, is transforming to become a typhoon throughout the winter.