The birth of another European… Bae Joon-ho to England to sign for Stoke City
- on Aug 28, 2023
Bae Jun-ho (20‧ Daejeon), who led Korea to the semifinals at the FIFA U20 World Cup, is moving to Stoke City in the English Championship (second division). got on the plane
Bae Joon-ho left for England via Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 28th. At the airport, Daejeon Hana Citizen general manager Lee Jo-young, club staff and fans came to see Bae Jun-ho off.
Bae Jun-ho plans to join the team immediately after completing the negotiations after conducting a medical test in England on the 29th and if there are no problems.
Bae Jun-ho, who joined Daejeon last year, which was a member of the K-League 2 (second division) and started his professional life, is a versatile offensive resource that can play both flanking and offensive midfielders. It is known that Stoke City will order Bae Jun-ho to play the role of an attacking midfielder.
Bae Jun-ho, who finished adapting to the professional stage by playing in 10 matches and scoring 1 goal last season, played 17 matches and scored 2 goals in the K-League 1 this season. Thanks to this kind of performance, he was selected for the team K-League match with Atletico Madrid, who visited Korea last month. At the time, coach Diego Simeone, a world-renowned master, highly praised Bae Jun-ho’s skills.
Bae Jun-ho’s skills were demonstrated even with the Taegeuk mark. Bae Jun-ho participated in the U20 World Cup, which ended in Argentina last June, wearing number 10, playing the role of an ace.
Despite playing in the tournament with an injury, he was noticed by FIFA for his outstanding performance. In the 2–1 semi-final loss to Italy, he was praised by the enemy general.
Several clubs, including Atletico Madrid (Spain), Tottenham (England), Ajax (Netherlands), and Turin (Italy), showed interest in Bae Jun-ho, who boasted outstanding skills in the K-League and U20 World Cup.
Among them, the transfer was completed as Stoke actively sought to recruit Bae Jun-ho. According to football officials, Stoke offered Daejeon 2 million pounds (approximately 3.3 billion won) to bring Bae Jun-ho.
Bae Jun-ho was also excluded from the list of U-22 (Paris Olympic) national team scheduled to be convened in September as his transfer to Stoke was getting closer. The Korea Football Association explained, “Bae Jun-ho has decided to be removed from the September call-up list due to the possibility of leaving the country due to transfer negotiations.”온라인카지노
Stoke, which was relegated from the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2016-17 season, is challenging promotion in seven seasons. Stoke, who stayed in 16th place last season, is recording 2 wins and 2 losses until the 4th round this season.