Hwang In-beom directly informed Olympiakos of his intention to transfer. Olympiakos was surprised by the news.
Greek media outlet ‘Gazeta’ reported on the 11th (Korean time), “Hwang In-beom has requested a transfer to Olympiacos. He has two years left on his current contract. Olympiacos is outraged by his behavior and is in talks with the club’s legal team. “Hwang’s behavior is unprofessional,” the club said in a statement.
Hwang has good ball handling skills and excellent ball keeping. He is also a very active player who can add a lot of strength to the offense. One of his strengths is his passing. In attacking situations, he creates chances with bold passes and has the ability to link up and escape under pressure. In addition, he often scores from mid-range shots.
Hwang grew up in the Daejeon Hana Citizen Youth and started his professional career with Daejeon. He then moved to Vancouver Whitecaps and then Rubin Kazan, where he continued his international career. However, he left Rubin Kazan and returned to Korea when Russia invaded Ukraine. Hwang played for FC Seoul for six months before moving to Olympiakos to try his luck in Europe again. Hwang reached new European career highs with Olympiacos last season. He had five goals and four assists, including a cup run.
He also performed well at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Coach Paulo Bento relied heavily on Hwang In-Bum. However, there were some bad times. When he wasn’t performing as well as before, some people criticized him. Bento didn’t lose faith in him. He kept calling him up to the national team. Eventually, he lived up to his expectations.
He was a key part of the midfield at the World Cup. He played full time in all three group stage games. His work rate made him a great addition to the defense. From defense to offense, his impact on the game was huge. Hwang’s performance helped South Korea advance to the round of 16. With his success at club and national level, it’s no surprise that the big leagues were interested in him.
There were also reports in Italy that Napoli was considering signing Hwang In-bum. According to Italian media outlet Tuttone Napoli, Napoli is interested in Asian players for the Asian market, especially a Korean player to replace Kim Min-jae, and Hwang In-bum has been mentioned. Napoli, who won the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years thanks to Kim Min-jae’s world-class performance, are fascinated by the Korean player. 먹튀검증
Hwang In-bum joined Olympiacos’ pre-season training after his vacation, but did not play much in the friendlies. On November 11, he was not named in the roster for the UEFA Europa League (UEL) third qualifying round first leg against Heinki at 4:00 am. A back injury was cited as the reason.
However, Greek media outlet Erz Sport explained why Hwang was left off the roster. “The reason for Hwang’s exclusion from the roster against Henk was not due to injury, but because he demanded an immediate transfer. Olympiakos was very puzzled by Hwang’s transfer request. Hwang In-bum has been a professional so far, so Olympiakos is not surprised.