Gangwon FC will reconsider the transfer of Yang Hyun-jun.
A Gangwon official told Interfootball on June 6, “(CEO Kim Byung-ji and Yang Hyun-joon) had a conversation and resolved their misunderstanding. They will do their best in their respective positions. We will reconsider Yang Hyun-jun’s transfer.”
Yang Hyun-jun is a highly anticipated prospect in the K League. After making his debut for Gangwon in the 2021 season, Yang became a prominent rookie after last season. Yang developed into one of Gangwon’s key attackers last season, scoring eight goals and providing four assists in 36 games in the K League. His performance earned him the K League 1 Young Player of the Year award.
He even surprised coach Antonio Conte. Yang rattled the Tottenham defense with his unflappable play against Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez in their K League clash last July.
It was a game that introduced him to the Korean fans. Yang’s bold advances, dribbles, and breakthroughs earned him applause from the fans. He even had a scoring chance in the last minute of the first half. After fooling Eric Dier with a fantastic body-painting move inside the penalty box, Yang had to settle for a shot that went wide.
He even earned a taegeuk. Yang was a “surprise” call-up to the national team in September’s A-match trials ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He didn’t make his debut, but it was certainly motivating.
At the time, Yang said, “My dream is to play for the national team, but I think I can only get there if I show a good performance as a team, so I will try to show a good performance in the team first.” Even though he didn’t make it to the World Cup, training with the national team was a good nourishment.
There were also high expectations from Kang Won. As a result, he was given the number seven jersey for the season. Yang Hyeon-jun suffered a broken nose at the beginning of the season, but he made a quick comeback and showed his dedication to the team. He even scored the winning goal against Jeonbuk Hyundai this season.
His performances have led to constant talk of a move to Europe. In the past, Fenerbahçe and Celtic have shown interest. Having enjoyed the success of signing Oh Hyun-kyu, the Hoops are once again looking to recruit from within the K League, and in doing so, they have been actively pursuing Yang Hyun-joon.
In fact, Celtic submitted an official proposal to Gangwon. A Gangwon official confirmed to Interfootball on March 22 that they had indeed received an offer. However, Gangwon’s situation makes it difficult to let go of a key player. Gangwon have won two, drawn seven and lost 11 of their 20 K League 1 matches this season (13 points, 11th in the league). The team decided that it would be 메이저사이트 difficult to send their ace in the race to stay up.
An official from Gangwon said, “Going to Europe is good for the player and for us. Our situation is not good right now, so we can’t afford to let him go easily. If we weren’t in a relegation battle, we would have been able to let him go for the sake of victory. It’s hard to let him go because he’s a key part of the team.”
However, Yang was unhappy with the club’s decision. On the second day of the match against Incheon