‘Fantasy Star’ Bae Joon-ho left Daejeon and signed a four-year contract with Stoke City…”My dream came true”
“Fantasy Star” Bae Joon-ho is in Stoke City’s arms.
Stoke announced the recruitment of Bae Joon-ho on its official website on August 31 (Korea Standard Time).
Bae Joon-ho signed a four-year contract with Stoke and the transfer fee is officially private. It is currently known to be 2 million euros (about 2.8 billion won).
Stoke said, “Bae has signed a four-year contract and will soon train with his new teammates. Bae Joon-ho, a native of Daegu, recently helped advance to the semifinals at the U20 World Cup, he said. “He joined Daejeon in January 2022 and played 10 games after being promoted to the K League 1. “And I played 17 games this season,” he said.
“Bae Joon-ho is a rising talent that came into our eyes during the U20 World Cup,” said Ricky Martin, technical director of Stoke. He proved his technical ability and showed a performance suitable for our team,” he said.
He added, “Bae Joon-ho will need an adaptation period, but we are happy with his potential and believe that he will continue to develop.”
Bae Joon-ho said, “I think my dream came true as much as I always wanted a chance to play in England,” adding, “It’s only the beginning for me.” I will have a successful career at Stoke,” he said.
Finally, Bae Joon-ho said, “Stock transfer is something that must be adapted both inside and outside the stadium. However, I will adapt as soon as possible and I want to help the team,” he vowed.
Meanwhile, Bae Joon-ho is one of the most prominent soccer prospects in South Korea. He recently slowed down due to injury at the 2023 U20 World Cup in Argentina, but scored one goal and one assist in the round of 16 against Ecuador, performing like a “fantasy star.”
Even at a young age in his early 20s, he showed his presence in Daejeon Hana Citizen. He has scored three goals in 27 appearances.