EPL Wolverhampton announces signing of Jung Sang-bin… Switzerland Grasshopper rental (comprehensive)

It is the 15th and youngest Korean player to advance to the EPL.

Sang-bin Sang on loan to Wolverhampton Grasshopper

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Song-ah = The English Premier League (EPL) Wolverhampton Wanderers officially announced the signing of Sang-bin Sang (20), a striker who played for Suwon Samsung in the K League 1.

Sangbin Sang-bin is first loaned to Grasshopper Club Zurich in Switzerland to start living in Europe.

Wolverhampton announced on its official channel on the 28th (local time), “We have signed a contract with Korean prospect Sang-bin Sang. Sang-bin will join Grasshopper Club on an 18-month loan.”

The Grasshopper Club also announced the loan along with a photo of Sang-bin Sang, who arrived there.

It is the 15th time in history that a Korean player has signed a contract with an EPL team. A recent example is Hwang Hee-chan, 26, who wore the same Wolverhampton uniform last year.

Suwon Samsung, now a former member of the team, said, “Sang Sang-bin at the age of 19 years and 11 months broke the record of the youngest Korean to advance to the EPL (20 years and 1 month) of Ji Dong-won, who transferred to Sunderland in 2011. Suwon’s direct EPL service was in 2009. It is the second time since Jo Won-hee, who went to Wigan Athletic in 2001, and the first to come from (youth team) Metango.”

However, it will be after the rental period that Sangbin will officially step on the EPL stage.

The reason Jeong Sang-bin goes to Grasshopper first is because of his EPL work permit.

A player who is not from the European Union (EU) must obtain a work permit to play in the EPL, but Sangbin Sang, who has not yet participated in the national team or his team, cannot meet the conditions. made it so

Wolverhampton announced the signing of Sang-bin Sang-bin and loan
Wolverhampton announced the signing of Sang-bin Sang-bin and loan

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Jung Sang-bin has grown rapidly after joining the professional team under a semi-pro contract in 2020 when he was in his third year at Matango.

In the 2020 Asian Football Federation (AFC) Champions League (ACL), he became the first high school student to play in the ACL as a K-League, and in the 2021 season, when he went straight to the pro after being selected by Suwon, he played 28 matches in the K-League 6 He scored two goals and assisted.

With strong pressure and unstoppable breakthrough ability, he was nicknamed ‘Korea’s Mbappe’.

After being selected by the national team coach Paulo Bento, in June of last year, he made his debut goal in the match A as a substitute in the Group H match (5-0 Korea win) of the Asian region’s second qualifying round for the 2022 Qatar World Cup against Sri Lanka in June last year.

Wolverhampton's Cheering Post for Sangbin Jeong
Wolverhampton’s Cheering Post for Sangbin Jeong

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Scott Sellers, Wolverhampton’s technical director, said, “Sang Sang-bin is a young and promising person. Even as a teenager, he showed good performances at the club and national team.” .

Wolverhampton is a team that Gyeongnam FC manager Seol Ki-hyeon played from 2004 to 2006 as a player, and recently signed Hwang Hee-chan, who was taken on loan from Leipzig, Germany.

Wolverhampton also posted a Korean cheering message on Twitter, ‘Sang Sang-bin, fighting!’

Grasshopper, where Sang-bin Sang will play first, is the 6th place among 10 Swiss Super League teams for the 2021-2022 season, and has a league match against Sion on the 31st and FC Zurich on the 6th of next month.

Jeong Sang-bin posted on his social media, “It’s only been a year since I played in Suwon, but I grew up like this thanks to Suwon, watching and learning from middle school. Suwon was a great happiness and fortune for me.” I will show you a lot of good things.”

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