‘National goal scorer’ Hwang Eui-jo (31) returned to the K-League. On the 5th, FC Seoul officially announced the loan signing of Hwang Eui-jo. It is a short-term contract that is active for six months until the summer transfer market. The passion for entering Europe has not cooled. It’s still hot. After his contract expires, Hwang Ui-jo will once again knock on the European league door.
Regarding Hwang Ui-jo’s decision to move to Seoul, a Seoul official said in a phone call with Star News that day, “The K-League was also a stage like the roots of Hwang Eui-jo, and the player himself had a great will to take a leap forward in his football life.” I have the will to try again, and the club believes that I am a player who can play in Europe.”
Hwang Eui-jo, who showed good performance in Bordeaux, France, moved to Nottingham Forest, England last year. His contract is until 2025. However, he did not join a new team, and immediately left for a loan transfer to Olympiacos, Greece, which has the same owner as Nottingham. It was difficult for Hwang Eui-jo to find a normal condition due to the continued change. He played all 11 Greek League and Cup matches this season, but failed to score a single goal. In the end, Olympiacos classified Hwang Eui-jo as a resource other than power. Hwang Ui-jo also had to find a new team during the season. The team that went that way was Seoul.
Seoul is a team with good conditions. Above all, there is a successful case of re-entering Europe after signing a short-term contract in Seoul. This is Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos). Hwang In-beom, who played for Rubin Kazan in Russia, signed a short-term contract with Seoul after becoming a temporary free agent (FA) due to the Russia-Ukraine war. He played from April to July last year. Thanks to his good form, he received a love call from Olympiacos, and has since continued a successful career by playing as a core force.
Hwang Eui-jo and Hwang In-beom’s reasons for wearing the Seoul uniform are slightly different, but they all have the same desire to perform on the European stage. Hwang Eui-jo can create a new success story like Hwang In-beom. It can be seen that Hwang Eui-jo’s will to continue his competitiveness on the European stage was reflected in the K-League comeback and the choice of ‘prestigious’ Seoul, leaving behind many offers from the United States and Japan. 메이저놀이터
An official from Seoul said, “There was also a successful case of Hwang In-beom, and Hwang In-beom and Hwang Ui-jo happened to be the same agent. I got a call first, and I thought that Hwang Ui-jo could play an active role, so the negotiations accelerated.”
It is an important task to check and raise the body condition. Hwang Ui-jo was pushed to the bench at Olympiacos and could not play many games. Seoul will be held in Kagoshima, Japan from the 6th. Hwang Ui-jo will also join in to check his performance and work with new colleagues.
Fortunately, there are no injuries. Depending on Hwang Ui-jo’s will, you can improve your condition more quickly. It is a big gain that the negotiations were concluded quickly and he joined the training camp in Japan without any problems.
If only Hwang Ui-jo is in normal condition, it will be a great help to Seoul, which is struggling with the main striker. As a player who also played an active role as the main striker of the national team, his skills are certain. He also has K-League experience. Hwang Eui-jo played as Seongnam FC’s flagship striker until 2017. There is also Na Sang-ho, who worked together in the national team. It is expected that there will be no problems adjusting to the new team.
Hwang Ui-jo said in an interview with the club, “I will do my best to help Seoul get to a position suitable for a prestigious team. I want to raise a lot of attack points. Personally and as a team, I want to go up to the position I want. I’ve been playing for six months and I’ll do my best.” He expressed his determination.