Kim Ji-soo (19-Seongnam), the “future of Korean soccer,” will travel to England on the 21st to finalize his contract with Brentford.
Kim Jin-woo, CEO of Kim Ji-su’s agent, Jin Sports, told Sports Chosun on the 18th, “I will fly to England on the 20th with the player. He will finish the contract well.” “If Kim Ji-soo signs with Brentford, he will train with the first team and play in the B team,” he added.
The transfer fee is £500,000 (approximately $820,000). “Brentford are closing in on a £500,000 move to sign South Korean center back Kim Ji-Soo,” the Daily Mail reported. “Kim is expected to fly to England this week to sign a four-year contract,” it added.
The £500,000 that Brentford will pay is the buyout (minimum transfer) amount set by Kim Ji-Soo. However, Seongnam can receive another payment if Kim makes a second transfer. This is because the deal includes a sell-on clause. The sell-on clause means that Seongnam will share a portion of any transfer fee that Kim Ji-Soo earns in the future when he moves from Brentford to another club. The sell-on clause is reportedly worth $300,000 (approximately $384 million).
In fact, he got lucky. Kim was not subject to a work permit. In addition to a letter of recommendation from former national team coach Paulo Bento, the FA recently revised the work permit rules to open the door for overseas players to come to England. This means that players who are not currently eligible for a work permit can now sign four players in the EPL and Championship, and two players in Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 (the third and fourth tiers).
At 1.92 meters and 84 kilograms, Kim’s athleticism has been proven on the world stage. At the recently concluded U-20 World Cup in Argentina, the defender anchored South Korea’s fourth-place finish. She started all seven of South Korea’s games, from the group stage opener against France to the third-place match against Israel, and played the full game in six of them. He was honored with a spot in the tournament’s Best 11.안전놀이터
Kim, who made his K League 1 debut last season as a semi-professional and played 19 games, signed a full professional contract and started one game this season when Seongnam was relegated to the K League 2 (second division).