Under-20 World Cup star Kim Ji-soo signed with Brentford for a four-year deal. Also, he has an option for an additional year. However, both parties did not disclose the value of the contract.
According to people who bet on football, Kim is the youngest Korean player to sign with a Premier League team. He previously played with Seongnam FC. Also, he was a vital part of the U-20 Korean national team that finished fourth in the U-20 World Cup.
Kim was the youngest player to play in a K League 1 team. Also, he played all seven U-20 World Cup games. He showed excellent performance that attracted many teams.
Defender Kim Ji-soo Signs with Brentford
According to sports betting odds experts, Kim came to notoriety following the competition, which led many teams to enter the race to sign him.
Kim Ji-soo has been compared to Napoli’s center-back Kim Min-jae since the two players are above 183 cm tall (six feet) and are unafraid to get their hands dirty. In 2022, he made his professional debut with Seongnam, where he spent the entire season. When he makes his Premier League debut, he will be the first Korean center-back and the youngest Korean player in league history.
The 18-year-old, however, will not debut with Brentford soon after the 2023-24 Premier League starts since work permits might be more of an issue for U-21 players.
Kim will practice with Romeo Beckham, the son of English football legend David Beckham, who just became a permanent member of Brentford B following a six-month loan. Brentford may soon loan Kim, maybe even back to the K League, until the club believes he is ready for some first-team experience. However, if they see promise, the club may still wish to keep him closer to home.
Alternatively, Brentford owner Matthew Bentham might arrange a loan to the Danish club Midtjylland. He also owns the latter. That would provide Kim with European experience since Midtjylland is expected to play in the 2023-24 Europa Conference League. The 2023 Danish League will begin on July 23, while the Premier League will commence on August 11. Before the start of the leagues, read the tips for placing soccer accumulators. It can help you prepare your betting strategies before wagering on football.