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“It’s been two months since he entered Europe.” The choice to go to Denmark is not wrong
His ability proved that everyone’s choice to go to Denmark was not wrong. Two months after Cho Kyu-sung (25, Mitwillan) entered the European stage, he was caught in the prestigious Genoa radar of Serie A, one of the five major leagues.
Italian media Calcio Line said on the 15th (Korea Standard Time), “Anything is possible in soccer. Cho Kyu-sung will be interested in the big leagues, and Genoa can provide that opportunity,” he said.
Genoa, known to be interested in Cho Kyu-sung, is a historic club founded in 1893 and celebrating its 130th anniversary this year. It has the longest history in Italy and has won several early Serie A championships, and has the fourth-highest number of wins ever with nine.
“Cho Kyu-sung is signing a long-term contract that expires in May 2028 as a center forward who can also play as a winger on both sides, but Genoa is expected to be able to bring him back without exceeding 5 million euros,” Calzio Line predicted.
It’s been two months since he took the European stage. Although it’s just a media report, it’s positive news when you think of it just heading into the European marginal league. On July 11, Cho Kyu-sung moved from Jeonbuk Hyundai University in the K League to Meatwillan, Denmark, for a transfer fee of 2.6 million pounds. It was a transfer that many looked at with regret and concern. Cho Kyu-sung rose to stardom at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, which ended in December last year, scoring two goals only with a header. In the winter transfer market, he received love calls from European clubs such as Mainz of the German Bundesliga and Celtic of the Scottish Premier League, but remained after discussions with Jeonbuk. Since then, rumors of a transfer, which had been hot due to injury, have calmed down a little, and many fans have regretted Cho Kyu-sung’s twisted career toward the Danish league, which was considered the periphery of European football.
However, he showed off his skills when he met Meat Willan, who did not give up hope to Cho Kyu-sung until the end. At the time of the transfer, Sven Grabbersen, head of Mitwillan, said, “We have watched Cho Kyu-sung for more than a year. After the World Cup, several European teams showed interest in Cho Kyu-sung. “We fiercely competed to recruit the main striker of the Korean national team and the top scorer of the K League 1,” he said. “We and Cho Kyu-sung shared our ambition. He wants to prove himself in Europe. We are confident of Cho Kyu-sung’s success, saying, “Our goal is to enter the top 50 in Europe.”
It’s Cho Kyu-sung, who proved that belief on the field. Cho Kyu-sung ranks second in scoring with four goals and one assist in seven games in the league, one goal behind the lead. He is also adjusting smoothly with one goal in five games in the Europa Conference League (UECL), which he has wanted so much. Considering that he was absent for a while due to a thigh injury last month, he is positive enough.
He is also showing his talents as much as he can while playing as a main player. In the most recent away game against Vibor in the eighth round of the league, Cho Kyu-sung ran momentarily from the left to connect Paulinho’s cross with a header shot in the seventh minute of the second half, leading the team to a 2-2 draw. In addition, he showed outstanding performance in the attack, connecting three out of four shots with effective shots. Danish media Tippsbladet said, “Paulinho scored a perfect cross, and striker Cho Kyu-sung put it into his forehead. “Korean player Cho Kyu-sung’s header shot led the lead,” he noted.
He also showed off his excellent goal determination in the national team. In the A match against Saudi Arabia on the 13th, he presented Klinsmann with his first win with a header goal. The transfer rumor also began with Calzio Line’s attention, saying, “Let’s talk about Cho Kyu-sung, who made headlines by scoring a goal in Saudi Arabia led by Roberto Mancini.”
This season, Genoa remains tied for 12th in the league with one win, one draw and two losses (4 points) in four games. In particular, the team scored only three goals, and a strong striker is needed. Soccer circles are paying keen attention to whether Cho Kyu-sung, who is showing off his presence on any stage, can be the solution.