Jeju made two trades in the summer transfer market. It sent defender Ahn Hyun-beom to Jeonbuk Hyundai and received midfielder Kim Gun-woong [Online exclusive report on July 14]. Jeju felt the void left by Lee Chang-min’s enlistment and plans to fill it with Kim Gun-woong. As Koo Ja-cheol was also injured for a long time, Jeju formed a midfield with Kim Bong-soo and Han Jong-mu. However, they were not enough to carry the team through the rest of the season.
Kim Gun-woong was a member of the men’s soccer gold medal team at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang. However, he didn’t get much playing time this season after moving to Jeonbuk. He only made 11 league appearances. With his strong physique and reliable ball distribution, he can play in both midfield and central defense, making him a versatile player. Kim Gun-woong said through the club, “There is pressure, but I have more responsibility. I want to prove myself for Jeju, who chose me, and I will play with all my strength so that the disappointment of Jeju fans can become a new expectation.”
Im Chang-woo will take the place of Ahn Hyun-beom, who left for Jeonbuk. Instead, defender Lee Ji-sol will wear the jersey of Gangwon FC. Notably, Lim Chang-woo is a Jeju native who graduated from Jeju Seocho. It’s his first time wearing his hometown team’s uniform. He doesn’t have the explosive speed of Ahn Hyun-beom, but he’s a steady defender who can overlap and cross. He is an all-rounder who can play on the flanks, 메이저사이트 as well as central defense and defensive midfield.
Through the club, Lim said, “As a player from Jeju, I will do my best to raise the pride of Jeju and its people. If I am given a chance, even for a minute, I will throw my whole body and show my veteran leadership and dedication.”
Jeju is in a slump with three draws and five losses in its last eight matches. They have slipped from second place to eighth (30 points). They are only seven points behind third-place FC Seoul (37 points) in an epic mid-table battle. Jeju, which made two transfers in the transfer market, will host leaders Ulsan Hyundai on July 21. It’s Jeju’s last game of July. The team has a tough schedule in August, including the quarterfinals of the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup. It will be interesting to see if Jeju can find a way out of their slump by making changes through trades.