Chung Woo-young, 33, a stalwart defensive midfielder for the South Korean national soccer team, is leaving Qatar for a challenge in Saudi Arabia.
Khaleej FC of the Saudi Arabian League announced on the 20th, “We have signed Korean midfielder Jung Woo-young. We welcome Jung Woo-young.” The club announced the signing. In announcing the signing, Khaleej parodied a poster for the drama Squid Game.
Jung Woo-young left Qatar, where he played for many years, when his contract with Alsad expired on March 29. Alsad said, “Jung Woo-young, who has played for us since 2018, has decided to leave the team. I would like to thank him for his long service. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
At one point, Jung was expected to return to the K League, with rumors of a return to Korea circulating. However, he did not return to South Korea and will continue his career in Saudi Arabia.
Chung played well at the 2012 London Olympics, helping South Korea to a bronze medal, and has been a defensive midfielder since 2015, when he caught the eye of Uli Stielike and earned his first call-up to the A team 스포츠토토.
Meanwhile, Jung Woo-young has landed in Saudi Arabia, where he will be up against a host of superstars. Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr), Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad), Kalidou Koulibaly, and Hubeng Nebes (Al Hilal) play in the Saudi Arabian league, a league that has been attracting a lot of money lately.