Um Ji-seong, to Swansea City in the English second division Gwangju FC officially announces

Second after Ki Sung-yong Transfer fee 1.7 billion won

Um Ji-seong, responsible for Gwangju FC’s additional goal

Gwangju FC of the professional soccer K League 1 officially announced on the 3rd that Ji-seong Eom, who was playing as a key player, transferred to Swansea City of the English Championship (2nd division).

With this, Um Ji-seong has become the second Korean player to play for Swansea City, following Ki Sung-yong (FC Seoul).

The transfer fee is known to be around 1.2 million dollars (approximately 1.7 billion won).

Ji-Seong Um, a graduate of Geumho High School, a youth team in Gwangju, was called up in 2021 and stepped onto the professional stage.

Born in 2002 and raised through the club’s youth system, Um Ji-seong has been responsible for creative attack development while moving between the front and second line. He is versatile as he can play as a midfielder, winger, and striker.

Eom Ji-seong, who played in 37 games in his first year as a pro and recorded 4 goals and 1 assist, contributed to Gwangju winning the K League 2 championship and promotion to the first division by scoring 9 goals and 1 assist in 28 games in 2022.

Under the direction of Gwangju manager Lee Jung-hyo, Uhm Ji-seong was selected for the 2022 K League 2 Best 11 and won the Young Player Award, and helped Gwangju achieve third place in the 1st division, the highest ranking in the club’s history, in the 2023 season.

The Gwangju club said, “Swansea City, who have been watching Um Ji-seong’s performance, have expressed their intention to actively recruit him,” and “the club conducted negotiations focusing on the player’s future and confirmed the transfer.”

He added, “We are planning to hold a farewell party during the week where Uhm Ji-sung and his fans can meet one last time.” 파워볼사이트

Swansea City, the new team of Um Ji-seong, is led by manager Luke Williams. They finished 14th in the 2023-2024 Championship season with 15 wins, 12 draws, and 19 losses.

Swansea City, which initially offered a transfer fee of 1 million dollars (approximately 1.4 billion won) along with a sell-on clause that would return a portion of the transfer fee to Gwangju if he were to transfer to another club in the future, is known to have raised the conditions during negotiations with Gwangju.

As the transfer fee negotiations dragged on, there were even media reports that the transfer had effectively fallen through.

However, at 5 PM that day, the executives of both clubs finished detailed discussions through a video conference, and Gwangju immediately announced Um Ji-seong’s transfer.

Before the leadership meeting, Gwangju City made the unusual announcement that “Eom Ji-seong’s transfer to Swansea City is already a done deal” and that “there was some delay due to reckless rumors.” 스포츠토토링크

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