Jeong Woo-yeong is on the radar of German giants Bayern Munich again? The Bavarians have been keeping close tabs once again on the SC Freiburg forward for quite some time now. Bayern and Jeong Woo-yeong has been in an on-and-off relationship in terms of a possible transfer. The Korean has played for the German champions as well before joining Freiburg. He has played for Bayern’s U-19 team, B team as well as the first team.
He joined Bayern Munich from Incheon in 2018 and became the first-ever South Korean footballer to put on the Bayern shirt. Jeong Woo-yeong scored on his U-19 debut for the Bavarians and made his senior debut for Bayern in the UEFA Champions League. He came on for Thomas Muller in the 81st minute, when Bayern were already 5-1 up against Benfica.
He only made a single appearance for Bayern’s senior team back in November 2018 which was in the UCL. However, the 22-year-old was playing regularly for the youth and reserve teams. At the beginning of 2019, Die Roten sold Woo-yeong to Bundesliga rivals SC Freiburg where he made only one appearance as well. He later joined Bayern again where he was directly pushed to the Reserve team.
Bayern Munich are planning to trigger the buyback clause set on the contract of Jeong Woo-yeong
Sky sports in Germany understands that despite selling Jeong Woo-yeong to Freiburg 3 years ago, Bayern still have the opportunity to bring him back. Die Roten included a €10Million buyback clause on the Korean’s contract before selling him to Freiburg. Reports have also suggested that the German outfit are now planning to trigger the clause in his contract, which is available until this summer only.
The 22-year-old has now developed himself as a regular starter for Freiburg since last season. He has made 13 league appearances and has scored three goals as well. Meanwhile, reports are emphasizing the fact that the change in his form has caught the attention of Bayern once again.
SC Freiburg are reportedly open to letting Bayern Munich trigger the Korean’s clause this summer. Jeong Woo-yeong is on the radar of several unnamed Premier league outfits as well.
The 22-years-old is yet to earn a military exemption from the South Korean government. If he fails to win the Gold medal during the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games in September, he will have to serve the military. This could put reverse effects on his chance of a high-profile transfer.
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