Jeong Sang-bin officially completed a move to Minnesota United yesterday from Wolves.
The South Korean youngster is now an MLS player, having been playing on loan at Grasshoppers.
Wolves bought Jeong from Suwon Samsung Bluewings for around £1 million in January 2022.
He was loaned to the Swiss outfit immediately in a bid to boost his development.
Jeong made 24 appearances and scored six goals.
In their official announcement of the deal yesterday, Wolves stated that they had made a ‘significant financial return’ on Jeong.
The deal is as yet undisclosed.
Jeong will now embark on a new challenge in the States. And it’s safe to say they are absolutely delighted to have landed the 20-year-old from Wolves.
Their head coach Adrian Heath told the club’s official website: “Twenty years of age, incredibly athletic, incredibly quick and hard-working. He’s really intelligent, has a great football brain and can provide explosiveness in attack – so when you go down the list, he really ticks all the boxes in the type of young and dynamic player we are after.”
Minnesota’s Technical Director Mark Watson added: “To be quite honest, Sang Bin Jeong was at the top of our list. We think he is the perfect profile for the club, he can play multiple attacking positions and what sets him apart is he has really elite speed, he is at the top level of all the Korean players in terms of quickness and speed.”
Wolves turn quick profit on Jeong – hopefully he won’t be a regret
Wolves clearly felt that Jeong wasn’t quite at the level to come to Molineux and be a first-team option.
It would be interesting to know how much exactly Minnesota have paid for the player.
Wolves say they’ve turned a significant profit. If they felt he wasn’t quite at the level required, then it’s a good outcome for the club.
It would be interesting to know if Wolves inserted a sell-on clause, or a buy-back.
If not, then hopefully, he does not prove to be a regret for Wanderers.