Bayern Munich are still not over Jeong Woo-Yeong as according to several reports, the Bavarians are interested in bringing SC Freiburg forward Jeong Woo-Yeong back to Allianz Arena.
The reports also suggest that despite having sold Jeong to SC Freiburg three years ago. Bayern Munich also included a 10-million-euro ($11.3-million) buyback clause that lasts until this summer.
The Korean’s career hasn’t been easy on him. Jeong was signed by Bayern Munich from the K League’s Incheon United. He made a single appearance for Bayern Munich in a UCL game in November 2018. He was mostly featured in the youth and reserve teams.
In 2019, Freiburg signed Jeong on a four-year deal. Jeong made just one appearance for Freiburg before he was loaned back to Bayern Munich.
Jeong moved back to Freiburg and finally started to progress. The Korean became a regular starter. In this season, he has scored four times in 13 league games. On the other hand, he could only score four goals in 26 league games.
There is no doubt that the Korean is making progress and that caught the attention of Die Roten again. According to Sky Sports, other clubs are also monitoring the situation. TSG Hoffenheim and a number of Premier League clubs” are in the race to sign the forward.
Jeong Woo-yeong hurdles to cross
The 22-year-old has to earn a military exemption. The 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games will be held in September. It will be the perfect opportunity, as a gold medal at the Asian Games is an automatic exemption. In fact, Korea has an impressive record as they have won gold at the last two tournaments.
Considering the whole military exemption situation, there is a chance that the Korean might miss out on a high-profile transfer.
Jeong isn’t the only Korean player in Europe to be linked to various clubs across Europe this month. Wolverhampton Wanderers’ forward Hwang Hee-chan is also in the line for a permanent move to a different Premier League club. However, the wolves might wait until the summer after his hamstring injury.
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