‘Olympiacos and doom’ Hwang In-beom targeted by Serbian clubs…key is transfer fee

September 4, 2023 | by

Greek media outlet ‘SDNA’ reported on April 4 (KST) that “FK Zvezda, a prestigious Serbian club, wants Hwang In-bum.” The club is a member of the Serbian league known as ‘Red Star’.

Hwang is a key resource for Olympiacos. The former Daejeon Citizen’s symbol made his European debut in August 2020 when he joined Rubin Kazan in Russia after playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the US Major League Soccer (MLS). In two years with Rubin Kazan, Hwang recorded six goals and seven assists in 38 official matches.

Hwang’s fortunes began to change after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The unexpected war led to a loan spell with FC Seoul before he found a home with Olympiakos in Greece last July. Last season, Hwang was the team’s ace, scoring five goals and adding four assists in 40 games for Olympiakos. At the end of the season, he was named Olympiakos Player of the Year in a fan vote by Greek professional soccer’s Superliga Elada.

Hwang In-bum is also a key midfielder for the South Korean national team. After winning a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, Hwang’s involvement with the senior national team began in earnest. Former South Korean national team coach Paulo Bento put his trust in him. At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Hwang played in all four matches and helped South Korea reach the round of 16.

After conquering Greece, Hwang was looking for a bigger challenge, and according to Greek media outlet Gazeta, he asked the club for a transfer on March 11. According to Gazeta, the club declared that no player is greater than the team. The situation became so serious that Olympiacos threatened legal action.

In the summer transfer window, Hwang was linked to German Bundesliga clubs Borussia Mönchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt. Serie A clubs Napoli and Inter Milan, as well as Turkkiye’s Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe, were also mentioned as possible destinations, but the deal never materialized. With the summer transfer window closed, Hwang remained with the team 소닉카지노.

In this situation, Serbian side Zvezda have shown interest in the player. However, the key is the transfer fee. According to ‘SDNA’, Olympiakos wants 10 million euros for Hwang In-bum. If Olympiacos continues to offer this amount, Zvezda will not budge, according to the outlet.


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