Cho Kyu-sung is attracting interest from Italian Serie A clubs. He’s on the radar of the big leagues.
Italian media outlet Calcioline reported on Saturday (April 16), “What if there is a place for a Korean soccer player in Genoa’s future? In soccer, anything is possible. We’re talking about Cho Kyu-sung, the South Korean striker who made headlines when he scored a goal to defeat Saudi Arabia in their last A match.”
“He’s just getting his feet wet after moving to Mitwylan. He can play as a central striker and as a winger, and I’m sure he’s interested in the big leagues. Genoa could offer him that opportunity. He is contracted until June 2028, but his current value is probably not more than €5 million. It could be a possible deal,” he added.
Genoa is a Serie A team. They were relegated in the 2021-22 season, dropping to the second division, but have been promoted again this season. Their early season form has them in 13th place with one win, one draw, and two losses. It’s been a long time since they last won the title, but the Italian club has won nine titles in total. As they looked for goals to help them stay up, they turned to Cho Kyu-sung.
Cho Kyu-sung is a key striker for South Korea. He came up through the ranks at FC Anyang and then Jeonbuk Hyundai. After enlisting in the army as a Gimcheon commander, his potential really began to unfold. He complemented his physicality as a goal scorer and reached career highs last year when he became the K League 1’s top scorer.
He gradually established himself in the national team from 2021. He made the final squad for the World Cup in Qatar and became a star. He made a big splash when he came on as a substitute against Uruguay in the first round of the World Cup. He then scored two headers against Ghana in the second round. South Korea lost the game, but the first-ever multi-goal performance at a World Cup made Cho Kyu-sung a star.
Over the winter, he received interest from several clubs in Europe. Lee Jae-sung’s Mainz were also active. After much deliberation, Cho decided to opt for the summer transfer window after consulting with the club. An injury at the start of the season kept him off the field for a while, but he was back to his best after his return.
After joining Jeonbuk Hyundai in July, I finalized my dream trip to Europe. His destination was Mittwilan in Denmark. He has been on a roll in Denmark, scoring four goals and providing one assist in his first seven games. The team also participated in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) qualifiers. He has proven his competitiveness in the Nordic leagues, consistently racking up attacking points.
Cho’s performance has also been recognized in Denmark. Danish media outlet ‘tipsbladet’ cited his goal against Viborg as the best moment of the match. “Simsir also had a good game with his excellent dribbling, but apart from the goal, it was South Korea’s Cho Kyu-sung who showed himself best with every good move. This is promising as he settles in among his new teammates,” said the publication.온라인카지노
During the September A matches, Cho continued to perform well. He started both matches. In the last match against Wales, he played 73 minutes alongside Son Heung-min. Against Saudi Arabia, he scored with a header after a pass from his teammates bounced off a defender. Cho’s goal gave South Korea a 1-0 victory, their first win in six games under Jürgen Klinsmann.
The Italians were also interested in the Saudi game. Roberto Mancini, the head coach of the Saudi national team, is a world-class Italian coach. The Calciolini have also taken notice of Cho Kyu-sung, who scored a brace. While he may not have an immediate path to the big leagues in Europe, his opportunity could come if he continues to improve.