Kim Ji-soo (18, Seongnam FC), who is evaluated as the best defender prospect in Korean football, is trying to advance to the English Premier League.
On the 16th (Korean time), the British Daily Mirror said, “Premier League Brentford has started negotiations with Kim Ji-soo.”
He added, “Kim Ji-soo has a cheap buyout clause of 560,000 pounds (about 930 million won),” and added, “Brentford is attempting a transfer using this.”
Kim Ji-soo, born in 2004, was born in Seongnam youth and entered the professional stage last year. He became the youngest player in the K-League in the 2022 season when he signed a semi-professional contract with Seongnam in February of last year when he was 17 years old.
Kim Ji-soo, who made his debut as a substitute in the match against Pohang Steelers in the 11th round, began to make his name known in earnest by playing as a starter in the match against Suwon Samsung in the 12th round. He overtook prominent seniors and increased his playing time as a starting player, and in July of last year, he was selected as a Team K-League All-Star and played a match against Tottenham.
Former manager Kim Nam-il, who boldly appointed Kim Ji-soo as a starter, praised, “Kim Ji-soo does not lose to his opponent in height.”
According to the Daily Mirror, German Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich and Portuguese prestigious Sporting Lisbon have been constantly observing Kim Ji-soo. Both teams are top-notch clubs with the ability to find promising players.안전놀이터
The Daily Mail also highly evaluated, “Kim Ji-soo is being compared to Korea’s national team defender Kim Min-jae.”
Brentford won promotion to the Premier League after 74 years by winning the English Championship in the 2020-21 season. Last season, the Premier League finished 13th, and this season, as of the 16th, it is in 9th place with 53 points. It is higher than Chelsea in 11th, Wolverhampton Wanderers in 13th, and West Ham United in 15th.
The Daily Mail added, “In addition to Kim Ji-soo, Brentford is in talks to sign Dutch goalkeeper Mark Flecon from Freiburg.”