‘Transfer specialist’ Romano “Cho Kyu-sung 3 teams officially offer… The highest transfer fee is Minnesota”
Journalist Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in the news of European football transfers, revealed that a total of three teams have moved to recruit Cho Kyu-sung.
Romano said on his SNS account on the 11th (local time), “Three teams have made official offers to recruit Cho Kyu-sung. Celtic, Minnesota United스포츠토토, and Mainz.” Celtic is a prestigious Scottish team, and Minnesota is a team belonging to the American Major League Soccer (MLS). Mainz is a German Bundesliga team and Lee Jae-sung currently plays for him.
The specific terms of the contract presented by the three teams were also revealed. It is known that Celtic proposed a transfer fee of 3 million euros (approximately 4 billion won) and a 50% cell-on clause (in the form of receiving part of the transfer fee back) when transferring to another team in the future. The cell-on amount cannot exceed 600 euros .
Minnesota offered a 30% cell-on clause for a transfer fee of 5 million euros (approximately 6.6 billion won), and Mainz is known to have offered a transfer fee close to 3 million euros (approximately 4 billion won). Romano said, “Negotiations to determine the next destination are currently underway,” and said that the recruitment competition is hot.
Cho Kyu-sung drew attention by playing as a member of the Korean national team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In the second group stage match against Ghana, he impressed by scoring multiple goals. His performance in the World Cup naturally led to courtship from European teams.