[Exclusive] ‘Kookmin University FW’ Choi Yu-ri is also imminent to transfer to Birmingham City in the UK, “A meal together with Cho So-hyun”

바카라 Korea’s representative women’s soccer striker’ Choi Yu-ri is transferring to Birmingham City of the England Women’s Soccer Championship (second division) in the new season.

According to an official familiar with the women’s soccer market on the 15th, Choi Yu-ri’s transfer has accelerated ahead of the closing of the England women’s soccer transfer market.

‘Traditional women’s soccer legend’ Birmingham City Women wanted Choi Yu-ri. Birmingham City, a founding member of England’s Women’s Super League (WSL), has been working hard to return to the WSL after being relegated to the second division championship in the 2021-2022 season. However, amidst a slump of 1 draw and 2 losses in 3 games since the start of this season, falling to 11th place, the team actively began recruiting aces ahead of the end of the transfer market. They were keeping an eye on the Korean aces who were very active in the Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup in July and August, and following the official announcement of the recruitment of ‘veteran’ Cho So-hyun on the 15th, the recruitment of ‘1994-born striker’ Choi Yu-ri is also imminent. It appears that Korean aces with skill and grit will carry out the mission to promote Birmingham City.

Thanks to the dedicated collaboration of those involved with the same desire for the development of women’s soccer, the project was completed quickly before the transfer market registration deadline. Incheon Hyundai Steel, whose contract with Choi Yu-ri expires at the end of this season, made a quick decision for the player’s future ahead of the championship game in November, and the club’s administrative staff moved quickly after the decision to terminate the contract. The transfer of Choi Yuri gained momentum as the Korean Football Association (KFA) administrator returned to work late after work and issued an International Transfer Agreement (ITC). Choi Yu-ri is expected to become the sixth Korean player to advance to the English women’s soccer league, following Ji So-yeon, Jo So-hyun, Lee Geum-min, Jeon Ga-eul, and Park Ye-eun.

Choi Yu-ri is a player with a twist, with a pretty appearance but an unstoppable stubbornness. The incident in which she refused to go to Sangmu even though she was ordered to do so in the 2015 WK League rookie draft is famous. Her choice to be disciplined for her freedom of career choice led to groundbreaking changes in the league. Since 2016, the managing director has changed to a method of separately recruiting candidates instead of a draft. Yuri Choi played for Sports Toto from 2016 to 2020, and she earned her wings in the strongest team in the 2021 season after moving to Incheon Hyundai Steel, an ‘absolute top’. She was strong in big games. In the first year of her transfer, she was selected as MVP by scoring the winning goal in the second leg of the championship match against Gyeongju KHNP, and last season, she scored 10 goals, led Hyundai Steel to a combined 10 consecutive wins, and was proudly named the WK League’s ‘Striker of the Year’. She is the center of the women’s national team’s ’94 line’ and is a classmate of Lee Geum-min and Jang Seul-gi. Choi Yu-ri has her speed, activity level and ‘game-changing’ ability. She is an all-round attacking player who plays both the front line and winger. When she was 20 years old, she made her A match debut in the 2014 Cyprus Cup against Switzerland (1-1 draw) and then she scored her debut goal in the 2014 Incheon Asian Games group stage match against Thailand (5-0). She scored 9 goals in 51 A matches. After featuring as a starter in her first Australia-New Zealand Women’s World Cup last summer, she decided to head to England to pursue her dream of playing on a bigger stage. Yuri Choi is currently training at Paju NFC, aiming for her fourth consecutive medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

Meanwhile, on the same day, the British Birmingham City Women’s Club officially announced the recruitment of ‘veteran’ Cho So-hyun through its website.

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