Football website 90Min claim that Leeds United, Everton and Southampton have all been offered the chance to sign South Korea’s World Cup striker Cho Gue-sung this month – despite interest from Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers.
Cho, 24, enjoyed a stunning campaign in the Korean top tier, the K-League, with Jeonbuk Motors. Clocking up 35 appearances for his side, he had a hand in 26 goals – scoring 21, and creating five. But, he looks more than likely to go.
A goalscorer at the World Cup with a brace for his side in a 3-2 loss to Ghana, Cho is attracting plenty of interest. The Sun claim that Celtic have made an offer of £2.6million, with a sell-on clause included. Rangers are also said to be keen.
But now, 90Min claim that Leeds have been offered the 20-time South Korea man – with Celtic and Rangers interested. Everton and Southampton, too. Leeds moving for Cho seems unlikely, with the club set to bring in Georginio Rutter.
Leeds offered chance to sign South Korea World Cup striker Cho
He is solid option up top. Cho has been superb in the K-League and his form in Qatar is proof he more than deserves a place at a European club. Is he good enough for the Premier League? Not yet. He needs to join a Rangers, or a Celtic.
Prove himself at a club like that, impress on the European stage. While that might increase his price tag, at least the likes of Leeds, Everton and Southampton will then know they are signing a striker that is ready for the Premier League.
Leeds are about to sign Rutter. Southampton are active and will want to improve their options in the final third, while Everton have Dom Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay. So, Everton and Southampton need him more than Leeds.