Reports have emerged that Cho Kyu-sung has agreed to join Danish side Midtjylland.
Mike McGrath, a journalist working for the Telegraph in the United Kingdom, wrote on his personal social media account on May 5 (KST), “South Korea international striker Cho Kyu-sung has received interest from Championship (second division) teams such as Watford. He has held talks with Watford, while Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City are also interested. A deal has been finalized with Danish club Midtjylland for £2.6 million (approx. 4.2 billion won),” the report said.
Cho Kyu-sung is a South Korean international striker. After exploding as a striker for FC Anyang, Cho moved to Jeonbuk Hyundai and was touted as a possible successor to Lee Dong-guk. However, in his first season with Jeonbuk, he struggled to adapt to his new team.
However, after moving to Gimcheon Sangsang, he showed a meteoric rise. He improved his physicality and worked on his weaknesses and began to excel in the K League 1. It was at this point that he was called up by former national team coach Paulo Bento and earned his first national team call-up. Cho continued to perform well upon his return to Jeonbuk, winning the K League 1 Goalscorer of the 2022 season 안전놀이터추천.
His good form continued at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Competing fiercely with Hwang Eui-jo, Cho was selected to start the second game of the group stage against Ghana. Down 0-2, Cho exploded for two goals to turn the game around. Unfortunately, the team lost the game 2-3, but Cho’s stardom was instantaneous.
From there, he began to attract European attention. Several clubs were interested in him, including Scottish giants Celtic, where Ki Sung-yueng and Chadli once played. Despite the transfer talks, Cho chose to stay with Jeonbuk to aim for success in Europe rather than a move away. Jeonbuk also wanted to sign him in the summer transfer window rather than the winter transfer window.
Cho struggled with injuries at the start of the 2023 season, but he has recently returned to form. The interest in the player is not over, and he is starting to receive offers from Europe. “Watford are in talks with Barnsley’s Callum Styles to sign Jeonbuk striker Cho Kyu-sung,” reported The Athletic on March 19. It is understood that Cho Kyu-sung is negotiating with Watford on the contract structure and details, and personal terms have been agreed.”
On the ongoing transfer speculation, Cho said, “Of course I want it badly. I have to talk to the club. There are also transfer fees and details. I still want to go, and I think it’s right to prepare well with a team that fits the various parts of the team and can play not only with the mentioned team, but also with a team that can play,” he said, expressing his desire to go abroad.
Mittwylan was founded in 1999 and has been a Danish league powerhouse in recent years. They won the league title in 2014-15, 2017-18, and 2019-20. After finishing in the lower division of the Danish league in 2022-23, the team qualified for UEFA’s Europa Conference next season.