Kim Jun-hong (20-Gimcheon Commerce), who was a stalwart in goal for South Korea at the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023, has been named one of the top five prospects to watch in the upcoming transfer window. He was named one of the top prospects after his performance at the U20 World Cup.
The AP published a wrap-up article on the 2023 U20 World Cup on Wednesday (KST), highlighting five players to watch in the transfer market for their performances at the tournament. Kim Jun-hong, who helped South Korea reach the quarterfinals, made the list.
Kim pulled on the goalkeeper’s gloves in six of Kim’s seven games. He started all but the final group game against the Gambia (a 0-0 draw) 먹튀검증 and played the full time. In those six games, he allowed 10 goals.
According to AP, “The 20-year-old South Korean goalkeeper was the star of the show in a 1-0 quarterfinal victory over Nigeria. He also made stunning saves in the semifinals against Italy.” “The 6-foot-2 goalkeeper plays for Gimcheon Sangsang in the K League 2. ‘TransferMarkt’ estimates his current ransom at 150,000 euros (approximately $210 million).”
The Jeonju Youngsang High School product signed a semi-professional contract with Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2021 and made his professional debut for the club that year. In January of this year, he joined Gimcheon Commerce, where he plays in the K League 2. He is the son of Kim Yi-seop, who is currently the goalkeeping coach of Incheon United. He was called up to the U17 national team and then the U20 national team, where he was the starting goalkeeper at the 2023 U20 World Cup.
Along with Kim, AP included Sebastian Boselli (19-Uruguay), Cesare Cassaday (20-Italy), Marcos Leonardo (20-Brazil) and Or Israelov (18-Israel) on its list of five prospects to watch in the transfer market.