West Bromwich Albion have been linked with South Korean striker Cho Gue-sung recently, and his potential arrival at The Hawthorns could see Carlos Corberan finally get rid of Kenneth Zohore for good.
According to 90min, Jeonbuk Hyundai have offered the 24-year-old out to a number of clubs in the January transfer window, with West Brom, Rangers, Celtic, Everton and Southampton all mentioned as potential destinations.
A fee of £2.5m would likely be enough to prise Cho away from his homeland, despite his impressive form for club and country in 2022.
His performances saw him earn a call-up to the Taeguk Warriors’ squad for the World Cup in Qatar, where he also caught the eye, although not just for his performances on the pitch.
However, he also went “viral” at the World Cup because of his good looks, not that Corberan would be too bothered about that so long as he could find the net on a regular basis in West Brom colours.
South Korea teammate Son Heung-min was full of praise for the striker and suggested that he could follow in the Tottenham star’s footsteps by making a move to a European club in 2023.
Son said: “My advice for him would be to go and don’t be afraid of playing on the European stage. He gained great experience by playing so well at the World Cup and that’s the standard he would expect in top European competitions.
“For him to move to a European club must mean he is the best player in South Korea just now and that is quite an achievement.”
Should Cho arrive at The Hawthorns as another attacking option in Corberan’s squad this month, it would surely be curtains for Zohore, who has managed just three appearances for the Baggies since the start of the 2020/21 season, with no minutes under his belt so far this term.
If Corberan is to complete a hugely impressive turnaround and get West Brom promoted this season, he needs as much depth as possible, so Cho should be seen as a worthwhile addition in the January transfer window if he follows his compatriot Son to England.