‘World Cup Star’ Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai) prepares to advance to Europe. As much as he received a big team proposal, he is thinking about the winter and summer transfer timing. The ultimate goal is the Premier League. However, a tricky work permit (work visa) got in the way of challenging the Premier League right away.
Cho Kyu-seong stood out at FC Anyang and Jeonbuk Hyundai, and was also on the national team for each age group. He was noted for his vigorous work up front and one shot near the penalty box. However, during his time as a representative for each age group, he was pushed back by Oh Se-hoon, who was trustworthy, and did not see much light.
Enlisting in the military in 2021 became a turning point. He made up for his lack of physical skills in Sangmu and transformed into a modern number 9 striker. He was also called as coach Paulo Bento and boarded the A national team, showing his potential while working with Hwang Eui-jo.
It was in full bloom at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. After Hwang Ui-jo moved the team for the 2022-23 season, the sense of practice fell. Coach Bento used Cho Kyu-seong from the second game of the group stage, and he made his name known around the world by 온라인카지노 scoring multiple goals against Ghana.
After the World Cup, transfer rumors were heard. Scottish team Celtic and German Bundesliga Mainz are two strong teams. According to Britain’s ‘Sky Sports’, Park Ji-sung, technical director of Jeonbuk Hyundai, is conducting negotiations.
Cho Kyu-seong said, “I’ve seen many articles. I haven’t heard anything specific, and I know it’s under negotiation. I’m thinking about what would be the best. If I don’t go out in winter, the team I’m currently suggesting could fall out in summer. My physical condition or value will also change. All We are preparing by thinking about what will be more effective.”
He did not hide his desire to challenge Europe, but the ultimate goal is the Premier League, where Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan are playing. Cho Kyu-sung explained, “I think I set my final goal in Europe. All players, including myself, will want to go to the Premier League. I think it’s right to go to a stage where we can grow.”
Issuance of work permits in the Premier League is difficult. The main stumbling block to getting a Premier League work permit is the FIFA ranking and the percentage of national team appearances. According to the Premier League Secretariat, there is a rule that ‘players from countries ranked in the top 50 in the FIFA rankings must participate in more than 75% of A matches in the last two years’.
The detailed ratio according to ranking is 30% or more for 1st to 10th, 45% or more for 11th to 20th, 60% or more for 21st to 30th, and 75% or more for 31st to 50th. Korea has accumulated quite a lot of FIFA points while preparing for the World Cup, and is ranked 25th in December. Cho Kyu-seong has not yet participated in 60% of A-matches for two years.
In addition, the requirements for issuing a work permit are not fully met due to insufficient scores in a total of six items, including ‘level of the club the players play’ and ‘play time in the club’.
There is also a lack of teams that actively want in the Premier League right now. It is wise to increase the playing time of the A national team in the future, gain experience after adapting in Europe, and challenge the Premier League. Winter or summer of this year can be the stepping stone to Cho Kyu-sung’s final goal.