Kim Ji-soo (19, Seongnam), the ‘future of Korean football’, is scheduled to move to England on the 21st to finalize the contract with Brentford.
On the 18th, Kim Jin-woo, CEO of Jin Sports, an agent for Kim Ji-soo, hinted through Sports Chosun, “I will board a plane to England with the player on the 20th. He added, “If Kim Ji-soo signs a contract with Brentford, he will train with the 1st team and play in the B team.”
The transfer fee is 500,000 pounds (about 820 million won). The British media ‘Daily Mail’ reported that “Brentford is finalizing a £500,000 transfer to sign Korean centre-back Kim Ji-soo.” He added, “Kim Ji-soo is going to England this week to sign a 4-year contract.”
The £500,000 Brentford will pay is the buyout (minimum transfer) amount set by Kim Ji-soo. However, Seongnam can receive money again if Kim Ji-soo makes a second transfer. This is because the cell-on clause was included in the contract. The cell-on provision is to distribute part of the transfer fee incurred when Kim Ji-soo transfers from Brentford to another club in the future to the Seongnam club. It is known that the cell-on clause is 300,000 dollars (approximately 384 million won).
Actually, I was lucky. Kim Ji-soo was not subject to a work permit (work permit). He was able to meet the basic conditions only when various conditions were met, such as a minimum transfer fee of 10 million pounds or more and the percentage of A match appearances. However, as well as a letter of recommendation from former A national team coach Paulo Bento, the England Football Association (FA) recently revised the work permit rules to open the door for overseas players to enter England. Through this revision, even players who are not subject to the existing work permit can recruit only 4 players in the EPL and Championship (second division) and 2 players in League 1 (third division) and League 2 (fourth division).메이저놀이터
With a sturdy physique of 1m92 and 84kg, Kim Ji-soo’s competitiveness has been proven on the world stage. He led Kim Eun-joong’s 4th place as the main defender in the U-20 World Cup, which recently ended in Argentina. From the first match of the group stage against France to the 3rd and 4th place decisions against Israel, he started all of Korea’s 7 matches, and played full-time in 6 of them. In the end, he was honored to be included in the best 11 of the competition.
Kim Ji-soo, who debuted in K-League 1 as a semi-professional last season and played 19 games, signed an official professional contract this season when Seongnam was demoted to K-League 2 (2nd division) and played in one game.