Jo Kyu-sung’s transfer to Mainz is in an atmosphere of collapse. The difference in the transfer fee revealed a large difference of opinion between the two sides.
Germany’s ‘Kicker’ said on the 16th (Korean time), “Cho Kyu-sung’s transfer to Mainz is virtually over. His transfer fee was too expensive.”
Cho Kyu-seong, who currently belongs to Jeonbuk Hyundai, scored multiple goals with a header in the second leg of the group stage against Ghana at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He became the first player in the history of the Korean national football team to score multiple goals in the World Cup.
This made him a World Cup star. With the active support of coach Paulo Bento, he started and played an active part in the final match against Portugal in the group stage and against Brazil in the round of 16. Even though he could not raise the attack point, he showed his dedication by engaging in an active air ball fight. He has actually won 21 aerial contests. This is a record that is tied for second in the entire World Cup in Qatar.
Many European clubs are scouting for Cho Kyu-seong. It is known that Mainz of the Bundesliga, Celtic of Scotland, and Minnesota of the United States have submitted official proposals to recruit Cho. Among them, Mainz’ offer was said to be 50% cell-on with a transfer fee of 3.3 million euros (approximately 4.4 billion won).
Currently, Jo Kyu-seong and Lee Jae-sung, a teammate of the national soccer team, are playing for Mainz. In the past, Ja-cheol Koo, Joo-ho Park, Doo-ri Cha, and Dong-won Ji have gone through a typical ‘Korean-friendly’ club. For Cho Kyu-sung, 스포츠토토 the advantage is that it is easy to adapt to the European stage. As a result, it is rumored that Cho Kyu-sung’s heart leaned towards Mainz.
However, Mainz’ proposal did not meet Jeonbuk’s standards. Previously, Mainz general manager Christian Heidel said, “I am really interested in signing Cho Kyu-sung, but there are financial problems.” On the 16th, ‘Kicker’ explained, “For financial reasons, Korea’s World Cup rising star Cho Kyu-sung’s transfer to Mainz is virtually over.”
“It is unclear whether Mainz will recruit additional strikers. The names of several players are coming up and down,” he added. “Forward Jonathan Burkart and Delano Burgzoorg will return from injury in about two weeks.”