“Wouldn’t it be nice for the entire K-League?”
When Jesse Lingard (32) of the Manchester United is rumored to be moving to FC Seoul, an A-team source said. Although it is rumored that a rival team will recruit players, if the recruitment is successful, it is expected that it will have a positive effect on the overall success of the K-League. “After all, performance will be the key, but it will be of great help to the interest in the K-League at the beginning of the season,” the source said.
“In the K-League, a star player has had a huge ripple effect. Park Chu-young was like that in the past, and Lee Seung-woo was like that recently,” another official from the B-League said. “They all have the best name value ever, to the extent that everyone laughed it off at first. Other teams are expected to have positive effects that spread across the K-League, if not directly.”
As the news that Seoul is seeking to recruit Lingard has materialized, the entire K-League is in a state of excitement. This is due to expectations that it will have a meaningful impact on the entire league beyond strengthening Seoul’s power. It is expected that the recruitment will ignite the success of the K-League following last year.
Lingard is a veteran midfielder who has accumulated 29 goals and 14 assists in 182 matches in the English Premier League. As a former youth of Manchester United, he played for Manchester United for a long time and accumulated eight goals and five assists in 33 matches (20 starts) in the 2017-18 season. In the second half of the 2020-21 season, he moved to West Ham United on loan, and made headlines by writing a legend of a loan player with nine goals and four assists in 16 matches. He also played in 32 A matches (six goals) for England. He is a member of the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Rumors of Lingard’s transfer dominated the early stage when it was reported that he was “incredible” because he had such a brilliant career compared to other players who had headed to the K-League. However, as influential media such as the British public broadcaster BBC and Sky Sports reported on the agreement, the news of his entry into the K-League is turning into an expectation. The Seoul club has also already acknowledged the news of the negotiations and has reportedly promised the best treatment in the K-League. 마카오카지노주소
As the K-League surpassed 3 million paid spectators for the first time in its history last year, many called for elements to continue its momentum. This is why it is all the more welcome to hear that Lingard, a native of the EPL and Manchester United, is recruited. The problem is that Lingard has not been able to play in actual matches for nearly a year. The last time he played in actual matches was in April last year, and he is currently invincible as he could not find a new team in the 2023-24 season. A source from the B-team said, “To be called the ‘Lingard effect,’ how fast and how explosive the performance is is important. There will be limits to expecting a big effect just by recruiting.”