As the starting goalkeeper Song Bum-geun’s overseas expansion is gaining momentum, Jeonbuk Hyundai is considering several alternatives, including the recruitment of Jeong Min-ki.

On the 16th, a football official who is familiar with the K-League transfer market said, “Song Bum-keun is expected to transfer to Japan’s J1 League’s Shonan Bellmare. 

Previously, Japanese media outlets such as ‘Sponichianex’ also reported that ‘Shonan is close to recruiting goalkeeper Song Bum-keun of the Korean national team’.

Song Bum-geun, who has been the main goalkeeper for Jeonbuk since 2018, is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the K-League 1안전놀이터. After going through the national team by age group, he also debuted in his A national team through the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship last July, and entered the final entry for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to support the main players.

If Jeonbuk misses Song Bum-geun, it is necessary to come up with a countermeasure. Jung Min-gi, who is active at FC Anyang, is emerging as a strong recruitment candidate. It is known that Jeonbuk has been keeping an eye on Jeong Min-ki’s performance from before. This official saw that Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), which was mentioned by some, was not a recruiting target.

Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik acknowledged through ‘Footballist’ that Song Bum-keun’s future was leaning toward a J1 League transfer, and said, “I tried my best to catch (Song Bum-keun), but he became a free agent (FA). After that, I got a call from Japan saying I wanted to try it. I know it came,” he said.

Acknowledging the possibility of outside recruitment, “Kim Jung-hoon is returning from discharge from Kim Cheon Sangmu. I’m looking forward to it. A contract renewal with Lee Beom-soo is in progress.” He left room to find a solution internally.