Yang Hyeon-joon Was Vancouver the biggest offer ever in the K-League?
Was the foreign team that offered Yang Hyun-jun (21, Gangwon FC) the highest transfer fee in K-League history, Major League Soccer (MLS) Vancouver Whitecaps?먹튀검증
Vancouver announced the recruitment of Yohei Takaoka (27, Japan) on the 18th. Ryan Walters (USA) pointed out that “MLS is now good enough for the goalkeeper of the J-League winning team to go,” but “I couldn’t sign Yang Hyun-joon with a new K-League transfer fee record.”
Walters was responsible for English content for the K League from August 2018 to January 2023. Takaoka supported Yokohama F. Marinos’ rise to the top and was selected as the 2022 J1 League Best 11.
ccording to Transfer Markt, a media specializing in the transfer market, in 2020, Jeonbuk Hyundai sent Lopez (Brazil) to Shanghai Haigang (China) and received 5.46 million euros (7.6 billion won), breaking the K-League record.
Vice Chairman Lee Young-pyo of the Korea Football Association revealed that Yang Hyun-jun was offered the highest transfer fee ever in the K-League from MLS when he concurrently served as CEO of Gangwon FC in 2021-2022. He added that he opposed it because he thought it was a future asset to play in Europe.
Yang Hyun-jun received the K-League 1 Young Player Award (MVP under the age of 23) last season. It was ranked fourth in the TOP 10 of the world’s most promising shooting-oriented light wings selected by the International Center for Sports Research (CIES).
The International Sports Research Center is a statistical institution established in 1995 by the International Football Federation (FIFA) as a joint venture with the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Yang Hyun-jun is the only Asian player included in the 10 right-wing global prospects.
Yang Hyun-jun is tied for 5th in the 2022 K League 1 in the number of MVP selections in the Korea Professional Football Federation. He scored or assisted in five different positions: ▲ right wing ▲ center forward ▲ left wing ▲ central midfielder ▲ attacking midfielder.
In July of last year, he started to gain international fame by playing a big role for 30 minutes as a member of the’Team K League’ against Tottenham, 4th place in the 2021-22 English Premier League (EPL).
In October of last year, Yang Hyun-joon became the main character of the Fenerbahce transfer rumor that was reported by local media, including Turkiye’s national broadcaster ‘Canal Yedi’. Turkiye is 12th in the European League Ranking, and Fenerbahce is 60th in the European Club Ranking.