‘Silent Killer’ Kim Yong-hak (20)’s transfer to Portimonense (Portugal) has been finalized. All paperwork has been finalized.

An official familiar with the K League One transfer market said on Sunday, “Kim Yong-hak has completed his loan deal with Portimonense and will be transferred outright. The transfer paperwork between his original club, Pohang Steelers, and Portimonense has just been finalized. The contract is for four years, until 2027.”

Kim Yong-hak’s move was long overdue. He left for Portimonense in January last year. It was a loan move of one year and six months. However, there was an option for a full transfer. Kim developed to the club’s expectations. He mainly played for the U-23 team, but was given a first-team contract for the 2022-2023 season and played three games in the Tasa da Liga (Portuguese League Cup). He showed promise at the first team level. His explosive dribbling has caught the eye in second team games and first team training. His lack of ups and downs is also said to be highly regarded. The club even included Kim Yong-hak in first-team training to give him more experience. Portimonense became more aggressive in their pursuit of Kim Yong-hak at the end of the season. However, the paperwork was delayed due to Kim’s participation in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2023.

Born in 2003, Kim Yong-hak is an exciting prospect for South Korean soccer. He’s a versatile player who can play as an attacking midfielder and on the flanks. His left foot is his strong point, and he’s been through the elite ranks of the national team at every age group. Kim Yong-hak, who rose to prominence during his time at Pohang Steel and Iron Works, competed at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil in November 2019. Despite being the youngest player in the squad, he played as an ace and helped South Korea reach the quarterfinals. 토토사이트

He continued to grow and was a standout for Europe at the recently concluded U-20 World Cup in Argentina. He was a key part of the ‘Kim Eun-Joong-Ho’ core, leading the way to the quarterfinals. In the first group game against France, he assisted Lee Seung-won’s first goal with a sharp pass. In the second group match against Honduras, he exploded for a late goal to come back from a 0-2 deficit. Kim Yong-hak returned to Korea on July 14 to a huge fanfare. With his confidence boosted by the U-20 World Cup quarterfinals, Kim Yong-hak now has his sights set on a bigger stage in the Portuguese league.