European football is focused on Korea’s ‘young defender’. In Portugal and Denmark, the ‘selling leagues’, next-generation defenders who will lead Korean football are being brought one after another. Hwang In-taek (20), a member of the FIFA Under-20 (U-20) World Cup quarterfinals, became a European centre-back. .소닉카지노
Hwang In-taek, born in 2003, is a promising defensive player that Korean soccer expects. He is a multi-player who can play both as a center back and left full back. It is evaluated that he has good speed and power. Although his height (1m85) is not large, he shows strength in aerial competitions with his excellent athleticism. Born in Suwon Youth, he was called up to the Suwon District 1 in 2022. He was gaining experience by moving on loan to Seoul E-Land in 2023.
Hwang In-taek played as the key defender of ‘Kim Eun-joong’. Last March, at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup, they jointly secured tickets to the World Cup finals. Last June, at the U-20 World Cup, the youngest in Argentina, he participated in all matches and helped Korea advance to the semifinals.
FC Seoul’s main center back Lee Han-beom (21) will also advance to the European stage. Lee Han-beom’s destination is Cho Kyu-seong’s team Mittwillan (Denmark). <Sports Chosun, August 25, exclusive report> Lee Han-beom has consistently expressed his will to advance into Europe, and he has been steadily beckoning to Lee Han-beom in Europe. Recently, the revenge team of England’s second division, which has shown a lot of interest in Korean players, reached out, but negotiations were slow due to problems such as transfer fees. Then, about a week before the deadline of the European transfer market, Mittjyllan offered a huge transfer fee approaching 2 billion won (Hanwha), and the European market rushed. It is known that Mittwillan has been constantly observing Korean players before and after signing Jo Kyu-seong, a national striker who played for Jeonbuk this summer.
In fact, Kim Min-jae (26, Bayern Munich) was the only case in history where a Korean center back entered Europe with a transfer fee of over 2 billion won. In the summer of 2021, Kim Min-jae transferred from Guoan, Beijing, China to Fenerbahce (Turkiye) for a transfer fee of 3 million euros.
Even ‘high school student Europeans’ were born. The main character is Lee Ye-chan (18), a special center back at Yeongdeungpo Technical High School. Transfer to Portuguese Primera Liga (Part 1) Portimonense. <Sports Chosun, August 26, exclusive report>
It is a rare ‘active high school student’ to advance to Europe. Of course, this is not to say that this has not been the case in the past. Son Heung-min (Tottenham) signed a contract with Hamburg, Germany while attending Dongbuk High School, and Nam Tae-hee (Yokohama) also succeeded in advancing to Europe through Valenciennes, France while attending Hyundai High School. Son Heung-min and Nam Tae-hee were recognized for their abilities and signed after moving to Europe through a project to advance prospects led by the Korea Football Association at the time. It means we reached out first.
However, the case of Lee Ye-chan is different. While he was in high school in Korea, he was recognized for his talent and succeeded in advancing to Europe. Portimonense’s scout came to Korea to observe the young talent of Korea and inspected the amateur stage, and fell in love with Lee Ye-chan’s play. Portimonense recently watched the 56th Presidential Gold Cup held in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, and inspected Lee Ye-chan intensively. Lee Ye-chan led the team to the championship with an outstanding performance in this competition.