FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup international Jeong Woo-young (33) could return to Japan after six years.
“There are rumors that Jung Woo-young could make his debut in Korean professional soccer after being released by Al Sadd (Qatar),” said J-League Nowasa, a specialized transfer market publication, adding that “Japanese clubs are also moving to sign him and have already made an offer.”
Qatar is rated fifth in the 2023-24 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) rankings. Jung parted ways with Al Sadd at the end of the 2022-23 season.
With Al Sadd, Jung won the 2019-2021-2022 Qatar Stars League, reached the 2018-2019 AFC Champions League quarterfinals, and finished sixth in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup.
Japan is ranked third in the Asian League. Jung played for Kyoto Sanga from 2011-2013, Jubilo Iwata from 2013, and Vissel Kobe from 2014-2015-2018.
During his time in Kobe, Jung was recognized for his skills and leadership by the Japanese soccer community, including becoming the second Korean captain in J-League history.바카라사이트
In addition to his role as a launching pad for attacks from his defensive midfield position, Jung has the height (186 cm) to play center back and the skill to play in central midfield.
It’s rare to find a player in Asian soccer who possesses all of these attributes at any level. That’s why Paulo Bento (54-Portugal) used Chung to lead South Korea to the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup in Qatar.
A member of the bronze medal team at the 2012 London Olympics, Jung has yet to play in the K League. It will be interesting to see what he decides to do in the summer transfer window, whether it’s a return to Japan or a third option.