Why are we together?… ‘Kim Ji-soo transfer rumor’ broke out, Portugal’s prestigious team denies interest

‘Kim Ji-soo? It’s a name I don’t know…’

Portuguese media Avola said on the 17th (Korean time) that the club refuted the British media’s report that Sporting is watching Seongnam FC’s Kim Ji-soo, who has recently been rumored to be transferring to Brentford in the Premier League.

The press explained, “Sporting is not interested in the Asian player (Kim Ji-soo),” and “Korea’s representative age group, he is compared to Napoli’s Min-jae Kim because of his good physicality, and has a very low buyout of 6 million euros (about 8.6 billion won).”

Kim Ji-soo made his debut in the안전놀이터 first team by signing a semi-professional contract at Poongsaeng High School in Seongnam in the 2022 season.With a tall 192cm tall and sturdy physique, he left a deep impression with good defensive skills that did not match the age of 17 .

According to the football world on the 15th, Brentford recently made an official offer to Seongnam, the current team, to recruit Kim Ji-soo.

Brentford offered Seongnam a transfer fee that met the 700,000-dollar (approximately 930 million won) buyout clause (minimum transfer fee guaranteed for transfer) entered into the contract between Seongnam and Kim Ji-soo.

In addition, in the case of a transfer from Brentford to another club in the future, a ‘cell-on clause’ was proposed to return part of the transfer fee to Seongnam.

An official from Seongnam said, “It is true that Kim Ji-soo received an offer.”

The atmosphere in England is also unusual.

British media Daily Mail also reported on the 16th (Korean time) that Brentford is negotiating a contract by paying 560,000 pounds (approximately 940.32 million won) of Kim Ji-soo’s buyout.

The press reported, “Kim Ji-soo is known as a player regularly scouted by Bayern Munich and Sporting Lisbon.”

However, Sporting refuted the Daily Mail report and denied interest in Kim Ji-soo.

Meanwhile, Kim Ji-soo will participate in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina with the Republic of Korea U-20 national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong. He will play the first leg of the group stage against France at 3 am on the 23rd.