Eom Ji-sung becomes the first summer signing as fees agreed after Ki recommendation

Sunday, 30 June 2024, 14:53
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As reported yesterday, an increased bid for winger Eom Ji-sung now looks as if it has been enough to secure the services of the striker who comes on the recommendation of another former Swan in Ki Sung-yueng.

It has been speculated that the former Swans midfielder was asked for his opinion by his former employer and gave the Swans seemingly new player a glowing reference, certainly enough to persuade us to part with a seven figure sum to secure his services.

Sports Seoul were reporting this morning that the transfer had been agreed and whilst the initial fee is suggested to be €1.2m there is also believed to be some sell on clauses within the deal that will see Gwangju gain a percentage of any future deal.

As reported yesterday, Gwangju are currently in some financial difficulties that could lead to dire repercussions for the club – just a few weeks ago they were accused of overstating their expected revenue and misrepresenting player transfer fees meaning they violated standards set by the league’s finance committee to ensure greater stability implemented this year.   This is one of the factors that is believed to have resulted them being prepared to make the sale mid-season with the Swans very much seeing Eom as part of their plans for the first team this coming season.

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Alan Curtis

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Reserving judgement.

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Alan Curtis

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Where’s his stats and the obligatory YouTube highlights reel?

He’s going to be absolutely terrible and the best striker ever before a ball is kicked, amongst our mad fan base,

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Was talking to someone who has seen him play, good player he reckons, in fact he sung his praises ...

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Alan Curtis

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Maybe I’ll start getting threatening PM’s again…..?

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It was probably Alan.

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At least we have signed a player and good things have been said about him.

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Alan Curtis

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Yeah. Brazilians and Koreans - in the Chamionship! What next? Some ex-Cardiff bloke from Millwall I heard.

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I know it was tongue in cheek but..

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Seems predominantly right footed even though he plays on the left.
Good pace and the kind of close control that is very good at drawing and winning fouls in dangerous positions.

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