Oh Hyeon-gyu (Celtic)’s transfer butterfly effect. Suwon Samsung’s concerns about the under-22 (U-22) have begun.
Suwon sent Oh Hyun-kyu to Celtic. Since he was the top scorer (13 goals) last season, his vacancy is also large. Rather, U-22 resource concerns began again. This is because Oh Hyun-kyu was born in 2001 and was a resource included in the U-22 resources until this season.
Suwon is one of the teams that didn’t give much thought to U-22. Players from Suwon Youth Maetango showed up in the first team every year and played an active role. In the last 2021 season, the ‘Maetan Boys’ centered on Jeong Sang-bin (Grass Hopper) were raging. Last season, there was also a game where three players were put into the best 11 at the same time, including Oh Hyeon-gyu, Kim Tae-hwan, and Kang Hyeon-mook. 안전놀이터
But now the situation has completely changed. All three players who played as U-22 last season are not eligible for this season. After Oh Hyeon-gyu left the team, Kang Hyeon-mook chose to enlist and play for Gimcheon Sangmu this season. And for Kim Tae-hwan, who was born in 2000, last season was the last year he could play as U-22. Yoo Je-ho, who played in 6 games last season, was also born in 2000. Midfielder Kim Sang-joon, born in 2001, was loaned to Busan I-Park.
In the K-League, up to five players can be replaced only when at least one U-22 resource starts and two or more players are included in the list. Otherwise, you can only use 3 replacement cards. Suwon recruited six new players this season. They include Lee Sang-min, who signed his 7th semi-professional contract with the club, Seo Dong-han, the youngest son of Chengdu (China) head coach Seo Jeong-won, and Kim Joo-chan, who is named in the U-20 national team. Among them, you need to find a resource that you can use right away this season. In particular, it is necessary to have an immediate sense of power that can run as a starter.
Suwon, which even played the promotion playoffs (PO) last season, had a busy transfer market. Attacking resources such as Basani, Bokyung Kim, and Akosti were massively reinforced. Suwon, which is working hard to find a replacement for Oh Hyun-gyu, also has another task: discovering U-22 resources.