Gangwon FC club and Yang Hyun-joon (21), who ran parallel lines over the transfer to Europe, solved the misunderstanding. The transfer of Celtic FC, a prestigious Scottish club, was also decided to be thoroughly reviewed.
According to the Gangwon club on the 6th, CEO Kim Byeong-ji and Yang Hyeon-jun met in the afternoon of the 5th and had an open conversation.
An official from the club said, “CEO Kim Byeong-ji and Yang Hyeon-joon resolved the misunderstandings that had accumulated between them.”
This opened up the possibility that Yang Hyun-joon will head to the European stage this summer.
Celtic, which is also the team of Oh Hyeon-gyu (21), made an official offer to the club after deciding to recruit Yang Hyeon-jun in May.
The transfer fee is known to be 2.5 million euros (approximately 3.5 billion won).
However, Gangwon, which even replaced the command tower due to poor performance, expressed its disapproval of the summer transfer of its flagship striker.
Gangwon is in 11th place out of 12 teams with 2 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses (13 points) amid a slump in the last 10 matches. Last month, coach Choi Yong-soo was effectively sacked and coach Yoon Jeong-hwan had just taken the baton, so he immediately shook his head at the departure of the ace.
Instead of a summer transfer, the club expressed its position that it would allow it to go to Europe in the winter after the 2023 season. However, the player objected to the club’s decision.
Yang Hyeon-jong met with reporters after the recent game and made a strong remark, “If the transfer fee is insufficient, I will at least give my salary.” Furthermore, they insisted that “CEO Kim Byeong-ji is avoiding the interview.”안전놀이터
In the end, CEO Kim Byeong-ji met Yang Hyun-joon in person and resolved the misunderstanding by conveying an honest stance on the misunderstandings accumulated during that time.
However, this does not mean that the transfer has been confirmed. The club was wary of an extended interpretation, saying, “A full review is to take a positive look at Celtic’s proposal.”
Although it has not been decided whether or not the transfer will be completed, the possibility of entering Europe in the summer, which Yang Hyun-joon wanted so much, has been opened again. Negotiations with Celtic are also expected to resume.
After wearing a Gangwon uniform in 2021, Yang Hyun-jun drew attention by recording 8 goals and 4 assists last year. In the 2022 season, he received both the ‘Young Player Award’ from the Korea Professional Football Federation and the Korea Football Association. His quick feet and breakthrough power are considered his strengths.