Seongnam FC’s Kim Ji-soo (18) is headed to Brentford.

Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano shouted ‘Here We Go’ on Sunday (June 17), saying, “Brentford and Seongnam have agreed to sign Kim Ji-Ji.” He continued, “Personal terms have been agreed.

“Personal terms have been agreed. We will sign the contract next week,” he added.

“Kim Ji-soo is considered a top talent. He was named to the FIFA Best 11 at the U-20 World Cup.”

Kim Ji-soo, who turned 18 in 2004, is considered one of the top defensive prospects in South Korean soccer. At 192 centimeters and 84 kilograms, he is considered the “next Kim Min-jae” due to his athletic build and outstanding soccer intelligence. At the recent U-20 World Cup in Argentina, he was the main defender and contributed to the team’s fourth-place finish.토토사이트

He started all seven of South Korea’s matches, from the first group game against France to the third-place game against Israel, and played the full game in six of them.

Kim Ji-soo confirms his move to Brentford. Yonhap

Kim made his K League 1 debut last season as a semi-professional, playing 19 games, and this season, when Seongnam were relegated to the K League 2 (second division), Kim signed a full professional contract and started one game.

In an interview after the tournament, Kim said, “Playing in this World Cup made me want to go to a bigger stage. I want to be a player who helps my team do well more than my personal goals.” He chose to travel to England for the bigger stage.

Kim Ji-soo is closer to joining the Premier League with a recently revised work permit. The English Football Association (FA) revised its work permit rules to open the door for overseas players to play in England.

Under the original rules, Kim Ji-soo, who hasn’t even made his debut for the South Korean A team, would have been ineligible for a work permit, but the latest changes allow players who aren’t already eligible for a work permit to sign.

With his move to Brentford, Kim becomes the 16th South Korean player to play in the EPL and the seventh player to go directly from the K League to the EPL. This is the first time he has done so directly from the K League 2.

Meanwhile, the opening schedule for the 2023-24 English Premier League season has been released. Brentford will face Tottenham at home. If Kim Ji-soo is available that day, it will be a Korean derby with Son Heung-min.

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