South Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom (26) has informed Olympiakos of his intention to leave the club.
Greek media outlet ‘Gazeta’ reported on the 11th (KST),온라인카지노 “Hwang In-beom wants to leave Olympiacos. He still has two years left on his contract, so Olympiacos is very angry about his behaviour.”
Olympiakos is incredulous. They immediately consulted with their legal team to review Hwang’s contract. They have publicly expressed their disappointment with Hwang’s behaviour, calling it unprofessional.
It is believed that the big league offer is the reason why Hwang requested a transfer at the start of the new season. Another Greek media outlet, Sportime, reported that “Hwang In-bum has attracted the attention of Freiburg of the German Bundesliga,” explaining that “Freiburg has been watching him since he played for Rubin Kazan and is in the process of signing him.”
Freiburg is well known in Korea as the club where Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) played until recently. Kwon Chang-hoon (Suwon Samsung) also spent time in Freiburg, and Lee Ji-han, who helped the club reach the quarter-finals of the U-20 World Cup, is currently pursuing his dream.
Hwang In-Beom of South Korea
Hwang In-beom came on as a substitute. ⓒOlympiakos Official
Hwang In-bum’s introduction photo. ⓒOlympiakos SNS
Freiburg is also a powerhouse in the Bundesliga. They finished fifth last season and secured a UEFA Europa League ticket this season. If Hwang In-beom leaves Olympiakos and signs with Freiburg, we could see him play in the European competition.
Hwang has shown that he can play in the big leagues. In his first season with Olympiakos last season, he put in a performance that will be remembered fondly by the club’s fans. Playing a total of 40 games, including 32 in the Greek league and five in the Europa League, the hard-working striker proved his worth with five goals and four assists.
Olympiakos fans voted him MVP in a fan poll at the end of the season. Naturally, the big leagues took notice, with Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan and Napoli interested, and Frankfurt and Mönchengladbach in Germany. Freiburg also quietly followed Hwang’s lead.
Hwang In-Beom’s equalising goal ⓒYonhap News Agency
Hwang In-beom was a top midfielder in the Greek league, but he was not used much in pre-season this summer. He missed every friendly match. The new coach, Diego Martinez, seems to favour his new signings Vicente Iborra, Sotiris Alexandropoulos, and Jordan Hallsgrove over Hwang In-bum. The last time Hwang made an appearance was against Norwich City at the end of last month, and even then it was only for a short time as a late substitute.
He then missed the first leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa League against Fenerbahçe on the 11th. His complete disappearance from the roster prompted questions from the Greek media, who were understandably keen to find out what had happened to the midfielder, who was last season’s MVP.
Hwang In-beom, the main midfielder of Olympiacos. Olympiacos
In this regard, ‘Erz Sport’ reported, “Hwang In-beom was excluded because he asked for a transfer. Olympiakos was quite surprised because he has been a very professional player.” However, with the team’s atmosphere of not using Hwang In-bum and Freiburg’s interest, all eyes are on the transfer.
For now, Olympiakos is prepared to take legal action against Hwang for demanding a transfer while he still has time left on his contract. However, there is also a big difference of opinion on the length of the contract. Hwang claims that he signed a 1+2 year contract last year and only needs a buyout of around 3 million euros (about 4.3 billion won) to fulfil the first year.
Olympiakos countered that it was a three-year contract from the start and would demand a ransom of more than 10 million euros (approximately 14.5 billion won). To prove this, the club’s legal team is expected to mobilise to prevent Hwang’s transfer.