“The 1-year contract is over, let it go” VS “We signed a 3-year contract”… What is the background of the ‘Hwang In-beom-Olympiacos’ conflict?

 Korean midfielder Hwang In-beom caused conflict as he interpreted the contents of his contract with Olympiacos differently. 

The Greek media ‘Sports FM’ explained in detail the reason for the conflict between Hwang In-beom and Olympiacos on the 11th (Korean time). Recently, the news that Hwang In-beom has requested a transfer from the club has caused a big topic.

Greece’s ‘Gazeta’ said, “Hwang In-beom requested a transfer to Olympiacos. There are two years left on the contract. Olympiacos cannot tolerate his behavior and is discussing with the club’s legal team.” It was confirmed that he could not be higher. Hwang In-beom’s behavior was an accident and unprofessional.”

Hwang In-beom returned to the European stage by joining Olympiacos last summer. He played a key role in the team even though he went through three managers. He played 32 matches, including the playoffs, in the Greek Superliga, scoring 3 goals and 4 assists. He also played in three matches in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League finals, his first European match.

Hwang In-beom, who played 40 games in all competitions last season and scored 5 goals and 4 assists, established himself as the team’s key midfielder. He was also selected as a recruiter.

Hwang In-beom, who had his best year, returned to Olympiacos ahead of the new season, but attracted attention as he was not included in the starting list for pre-season friendly matches.

After Spanish national coach Diego Martinez took over the Olympiacos helm last June, Hwang In-beom started in a pre-season match against Norcelan (Denmark) on July 14 and has not been selected by the coach. Instead, Ibora, João Carvalho (Portugal), Costantinos Fortunis (Greece), Madi Camara (Ghana) and Andreas Vuchalakis (Greece) were given the middle.

On July 30, in a friendly match against Norwich City (England), he played in place of Lee Bo-ra in the second half, but only played for a short time. In fact, last season’s key midfielder was pushed out of the starting lineup. 

In the first leg of the 2023/24 season UEFA Europa League third qualifying round against Genk (Belgium) held at Georgis Karaiskakis Stadium on the 11th, Hwang In-beom was excluded from the list at all. He gives the impression that he has completely disappeared from Martinez’s plans. 

This is the reason why Hwang In-beom, who was the core of the team until last season, was not used under Martinez’s managerial system, and the transfer was promoted, and the club seemed to be angry with Hwang In-beom for not complying with the terms of the contract.

At this time, ‘Sports FM’ argued that the reason for the conflict between Hwang In-beom and Olympiacos was that they were accepting the contract between Hwang In-beom and the club differently in the summer of last year.

The media explained, “Hwang In-beom, who transferred from FC Seoul to Olympiacos last summer, suddenly signed a one-year contract, so he claimed that a free agent (FA) transfer was possible.”

“However, Hwang In-beom asked the Greek government in July to extend his work permit for two years,” he added.

“After that, Hwang In-beom said that the club had applied a buyout of 3 million euros (approximately 4.4 billion won) in exchange for staying at Olympiacos,” he said. It means there is.”

Regarding the buyout clause, he said, “Of course, this was denied by Olympiacos.

According to the media, Hwang In-beom remains as an Olympiacos player as no team is willing to pay the transfer fee requested by Olympiacos. In addition, the media even speculated that “there must be an overseas team that wants to recruit Hwang In-beom.”

Hwang In-beom is the core of the South Korean national soccer team’s midfield. In January, the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup will be held in Qatar.메이저사이트

The 2023 summer transfer window will close on September 2nd. With less than a month left in the transfer market, attention is focusing on how Hwang In-beom’s move will come to an end.

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