Jeong Sang-bin made a move to English club Wolverhampton Wanderers in the January transfer window. The 19-year-old made a move from K-league for about €1million. Bruno Lage has already brought in midfielder Hayao Kawabe and forward Chiquinho in this transfer window. Moreover, Hwang Hee-chan’s loan move from RB Leipzig was made permanent too.
Now another arrival has been secured by Wolves. Meanwhile, Sang-bin will head straight out on loan after joining from K-League club Suwon Samsung Bluewings, though. He will be loaned to Swiss side Grasshoppers where he will play until the end of 2023. There, he will link up with Kawabe. He also signed from Grasshoppers and then was loaned straight back to the Swiss side.
Both players will be gone for the next 18 months. Wolves fans will therefore have a long wait before seeing him play in their shirts. The 19-year-old striker started his youth career in Cheonan Elementary School. He later moved to K-League side Suwon Samsung Bluewings and went on to earn a senior cap with them.
He scored 6 goals for his club in his 28 appearances. His performances enabled him to earn his place in the South Korean national team. He managed to score a goal in his debut. Wolves noticed his talent and made the move to sign the striker.
Wolves on signing Jeong Sang-bin
After the signing, the club’s technical director Scott Sellars explained that decision on the club’s official website:
“Sang-bin is a young, raw talent, who has done very well for his club and national team whilst still only a teenager
We hope to provide him an opportunity to develop and grow as a player, and a person, in Zurich with Grasshoppers, before returning in the future.
We’ve already seen how this process can benefit a player like Toti Gomes. And we are looking forward to seeing what Sang-bin can achieve in the Swiss league, and then at Wolves.”
The clock is ticking to Monday’s deadline. However, Wolves could yet add a further new face to Lage’s squad before then.