South Korea international winger Chung Woo-young (23) looks set to find a new club.
Germany’s ‘Sky Sports’ reported on Nov. 11 (KST), “There was a long tug-of-war, but now everything has been resolved. Jung Woo-young is moving from Freiburg to Stuttgart. According to our information, Jung will be in Stuttgart this Tuesday for a medical. The two clubs have now reached an agreement,” the report said.메이저사이트
Born in 1999, Jeong Woo-young played for Incheon United’s affiliate Daejeon Go before moving to German giants Bayern Munich in 2018. He grew up in the Bavarian club’s youth academy, gained experience and was included in the second team ahead of the 2018-19 season.
Despite his success in the second team, the youngster was unable to establish himself in the German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League (UCL) with Munich. So he decided to move to Freiburg.
His first season in Freiburg wasn’t easy. Injuries, competition, and other factors led to him being loaned back to Munich’s second team. In 2020-21, he started to find his feet and finally broke into the first team in 2021-22. In 32 league games, he was a consistent performer with five goals and two assists.
As he progressed, he was called up by former South Korea national team coach Paulo Bento and made his national team debut in March 2021. He was consistently called up by Bento and was named to the final roster for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where he helped South Korea reach the round of 16.
However, his place in the team waned again in the 2022-23 season. With Doan Litz and others having strong performances, head coach Christian Streich Freiburg began to use Jung more as a substitute. His playing time decreased significantly and he struggled to perform well.
Eventually, he decided to leave the club. The transfer fee was reportedly around €3 million. Stuttgart seem to have seen the potential in the youngster and invested in him.