British expert “Um Ji-sung is superior to Celtic No. 9”

K-League 1 Um Ji-seong (21, Gwangju FC) was praised for being better than Celtic (Scotland), who ranked 53rd in the European Football Federation (UEFA) club rankings.

Daniel Emery (England) said on August 1st (hereafter Korean time), “There are rumors about Um Ji-seong as an additional recruit for Celtic in the transfer market this summer.” ” claimed.

Emery is in charge of Norwich City in 먹튀검증 England’s second division at the British media ‘Snack Media’. Hakshavanovic was given the number 9 shirt for the 2023–24 Celtic squad. The transfer window for Scotland, which ranks ninth in the European league rankings, closes on September 1.

In the 2020 season, Hakshavanovic won the assist king in the Swedish first division, ranked 21st in Europe. In August 2022, Rubin Kazan (Russia) paid a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros (about 3.5 billion won) and became a Celtic player.

Last season, Hakshavanovic recorded 5 goals and 2 assists in 22 matches in the regular round of the Scottish First Division. However, there was no attack point in the 4th game and 67 minutes of the final round. He also regretted not being able to score goals for 6 matches and 226 minutes in the UEFA Champions League.

“Ji-Sung Um will provide more power on the ball,” Emery said. Based on his scoring advantage from the side, he could be better than Hakshavanovic at Celtic.” The two have a commonality in that the left wing is the main position, and they play the right wing and attacking midfielder as well.

Um Ji-seong won the K-League 2 Young Player Award (MVP under 23 years old) in the 2022 season. According to the official data of the Korea Professional Football Federation, free kicks per 90 minutes are 2.41, ranking 4th in 2023 K League 1 over 1000 minutes. Excluding foreigners, it ranks second.

Emery compared Um Ji-seong, who has a competitive advantage of 5.5 per game in the 2023 K League 1 with a 50% chance of dominance, including aerial fights, and Hakshavanovic, who had a competitive advantage of 1.9 per game in the Scottish First Division and a 40% chance of dominance.

Um Ji-sung was compared with Jack Grealish (28, Manchester City), who boasted the highest transfer fee ever for a British man, in a report written by the PSV Academy video scout of the Dutch Eredivisie (1st division) in May of this year. The Netherlands is 5th in the European league rankings, and PSV is 41st in the European club rankings.

As a national team member, he helped advance to the quarterfinals of Korea with 1 goal and 1 assist in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. In January 2022, he made his A-match debut against Iceland in a neutral zone friendly, scoring a goal in a 5-1 win.

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