After reaching the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Kim Eun-jung-ho’s center back Kim Ji-soo (19, Seongnam)’s value is on the rise.

On July 7 (ET),, a local newspaper in Liverpool, England, advised that Liverpool should sign Kim Ji-su, who has a lot of potential, while his price tag is lowest. “One of the most talented players in the Korean U-20 national team is Kim Ji-su. He could be an ideal target for Liverpool.” “At just 18 years old, Kim played every game in the tournament and impressed with his composure and excellent football sense.”

Kim started all five games of the tournament, from the first group game against France to the quarterfinal against Nigeria, playing a total of 메이저놀이터 434 minutes. His only substitution came in the 29th minute against Nigeria when he was replaced by Hwang In-Taek (20-Seoul Eland).

Kim appeared to be on the verge of an imminent move to the English Premier League just before the tournament. Brentford took a long-term view and made an offer for Kim. The offer reportedly included a buyout ($700,000-approximately $915,000) and a sell-on clause. The outlet added: “A tall, aerially strong defender, Kim Ji-Soo has already made 19 appearances at the highest level in South Korea despite his young age. There is no doubt that Kim will move to a new ground after the tournament.”

“Adding a young center back like Kim Ji-Soo makes perfect sense for Liverpool. Jürgen Klopp has a wealth of defensive options at the moment. If Joe Gomes struggles after his injury, Joel Matip could provide a boost to the squad.”

“Kim Ji-Soo is the ideal option. I don’t expect him to come in and brighten the team right away. In fact, Matip may not move this summer. He may even have to go out on loan as Kim is not eligible for a work permit. However, over time, Kim Ji-Soo has the potential to be a great option for Liverpool. He could be a future starter at Anfield,” he praised.

It also emphasized that now is the best time to buy. “Kim Ji-Soo is a player who will cost Liverpool a lot of money in the future, just like Darwin Núñez did. That’s why Liverpool need to make a move for him before he moves to another European club and his value starts to inflate. We’ll have to wait and see if Kim Ji-Soo can become a ‘center back Holland’, but he’s already developing on a big stage.”

Kim Ji-Soo is the present and future of South Korean football. At 1.92 meters and 84 kilograms, he has overwhelming physicality and soccer sense. He boasts a variety of strengths, including strong physicality and one-on-one ability. In particular, last year, he played professionally as a high school student. He was Seongnam’s first semi-professional player. Despite his young age, he was applauded for his hot performance. In particular, former Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Kim Sang-sik, who led Team K League at the All-Star Game last summer, praised Kim Ji-soo, saying that he reminded him of Kim Min-jae (Napoli).

A variable in Kim’s move to Brentford is whether he will be granted a work permit. Kim has no A-team experience, so Brentford are reportedly moving quickly on their own. There was also some support. That’s former national team coach Paulo Bento. During his time in charge of South Korea, Bento constantly watched K League and age-group national team games to assess players. He reportedly sent Brentford a letter of recommendation for Kim.

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