Cho Gue-sung attracted several teams from the United States and Europe after his fantastic performance at the 2022 World Cup. However, to the delight of Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors betting fans, he might stay with his current team.
Until then, Cho will presumably attend the club’s spring training camp in Spain. Mainz 05 of the Bundesliga is still in the mix. Other teams interested in Cho are Scottish club Celtic and the American club Minnesota United. They approached the Korean striker several times after the World Cup.
Celtic are rumored to have made a $3 million ($4.5 million) bid for Cho, prompting conversations between Park Ji-sung, technical director at Jeonbuk, and the former Manchester United player.
Cho Gue-sung to Stay with Jeonbuk for Now
Experts in sports betting Korea sites say that Minnesota has raised the stakes by offering $5 million. Cho, though, has also been offered £2.5 million by Mainz.
With his goal-scoring skills and K-pop star looks, Cho departed Qatar as Korea’s brightest growing celebrity.
Sporting betting odds websites claim Cho has never played in a league other than the K League. However, after making his World Cup debut in Korea’s opening game against Uruguay, he saw a surge of 2 million new followers on Instagram. Cho’s topless appearance on the cover of the January issue of Vogue Korea came from the ensuing media clamor.
But if you can tear your eyes away from the fashion show, football fans will find enough to cheer about. Cho scored two goals against Ghana on November 28 before he was eliminated from the Qatar World Cup. He played in four games overall, starting three.