‘National striker’ Hwang Ui-jo (31, Nottingham) appears to have found a new team. There is news that he will be loaned to Norwich City of the English Championship (Second Division).
Loic Tanzi, a reporter from L’Equipe, France, reported on the 2nd (Korean time), “Hwang Ui-jo is scheduled to be loaned to Norwich for a season.” England’s Nottingham Forest News also announced, “Hwang Ui-jo’s loan transfer to Norwich has been decided.”메이저놀이터
After completing his short-term loan from professional soccer club FC Seoul, Hwang Ui-jo joined his original team, Nottingham, this summer and took on the European stage again. But he had a hard time. Last month, in a pre-season match against Notts County (4th division), he scored the winning goal just one minute after coming on as a substitute, but things changed when the league schedule began. Hwang Ui-jo did not play even one league game. Although he was named on the substitute list, he did not get a chance to play.
The same was true in the League Cup, where most of the candidate players played. Nottingham met Burnley in the second round of the League Cup on the 31st of last month and lost 0-1, and Hwang Eui-jo only stood on the bench and did not play.
It seems that Hwang Ui-jo will also be able to achieve a turning point through this loan transfer. The Norwich situation is not bad for Hwang Ui-jo either. He doesn’t have much of an offense. Team legend striker Teemu Pukki transferred to American professional soccer team Minnesota, reducing options. Norwich is an aggressive team that has scored 13 goals in 4 league games this season, and the team has many young strikers, so veteran Hwang Ui-jo has a lot to do.
Nottingham Forest News also explained, “It seems like a good transfer for both Hwang Ui-jo and Nottingham. Nottingham can simplify the team, and Hwang Ui-jo can play a full season in the Championship.” He continued, “Hwang Ui-jo will want to play in England. I hope Nottingham will do the same, and we can earn a transfer fee from Hwang Ui-jo.”
This year, Hwang Ui-jo played in 18 league games for FC Seoul, scoring 4 goals and 2 assists. Although he did not record explosive offensive points, he was active in every game and led the team’s attack. The lease contract with Seoul expired on June 30th, and the team entered the European stage again. He also played in Bordeaux, France and Olympiacos, Greece.
He is also active as a striker for the national team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Despite concerns about his declining performance, he is trusted, including being named on the list for the September A match.