‘Big’ Jung Woo-young takes on superstars.
Saudi Arabian Professional League side Khaleej announced on its social media channels on Tuesday that it has signed South Korea international midfielder Chung Woo-young. The contract runs until the end of the 2023-24 season.
The official was special. It was a parody of “The Squid Game,” a drama that gained worldwide attention on global streaming platform Netflix. It also highlighted his career with Vissel Kobe (Japan), Chongqing Liangjiang Jingji (China, disbanded) and Al Sadd (Qatar). His appearances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as well as his 373 professional matches, were also highlighted.
After returning from injury, Jung Woo-young immediately took to the Khaleej training field. He did some light running and touched the ball. His new teammates looked on curiously. It’s a natural reaction for a midfielder who has been a top midfielder in Asia for so long. 토토사이트
Khaleej, where Jung will spend the twilight of his career, is a relatively low-profile club compared to the likes of Al Hilal, Al Nasr, Al Ittihad, and Al Ahli. They were promoted from Division 1 (Saudi second division) in 2021-22 and reached the Saudi Professional League after six years in 2022-23. They narrowly avoided relegation and stayed up after a nail-biting final game.
Key signings include Argentine Lisandro Lopez, Portuguese Pedro Hebocho, Pedro Amaral, Fabio Martins, Ivo Rodrigues, and Brazilians Lucas Sousa and Morato. The new addition of Jung Woo-young will help the team compete to stay in the Kalis.
The list of opponents in Saudi Arabia is long. Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr), N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad), Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves (Al Hilal), Edouard Mendy and Roberto Firmino (Al Ahli). Club rivals Al Ittifaq will be coached by Steven Gerrard and will be joined by Jordan Henderson. Khaleej have high hopes for Jung Woo-young, the first South Korean in the club’s history.