Bordeaux's Hwang Ui-jo celebrates scoring a goal during a Ligue 1 match against Montpellier at La Mosson stadium in Montpellier on Wednesday.
After days of rumors and speculation, the Hwang Ui-jo transfer rollercoaster has ended exactly where it began: Bordeaux. Despite a scramble to make a last-minute deal, the French club will keep its top scorer for the foreseeable future.
Bordeaux have reportedly accepted a last-minute 14-million-euro ($16.6-million-dollar) offer for star Korean forward Hwang Ui-jo, although the move has not been confirmed as of press time with the transfer window set to close overnight.
Bordeaux's Hwang Ui-jo is the latest Korean player to be caught up in transfer rumors, with a number of English and German teams reportedly interested in the strike.
Kim Min-jae joined Fenerbahce on a 4-year deal last week. His arrival gives the top Turkish club a strong center back. It also gives Fenerbahce access to millions of passionate Korean football fans, many of whom may choose to back the star's new team
U-23 football team head coach Kim Hak-bum announced his final 18-man roster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics including the three wildcards — Kwon Chang-hoon, Hwang Ui-jo and Kim Min-jae.
Kim Hak-bum, head coach of the Korean U-23 Olympic team, will start a second round of Olympic training on June 22 before announcing his final entry for the games, including the three wildcard spots, on June 30.
Top Korean footballers made their presence known across the continent throughout the 2020-21 campaign.
Kim Hak-bum, head coach of the Korean Olympic football team, plans to recruit Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min and Bordeaux top-scorer Hwang Ui-jo to the national football team to represent Korea at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Hwang Ui-jo, the Korean star forward of French club Bordeaux, could be on the move this summer.