Football League World, a media outlet specializing in soccer, reported on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time) that “Stoke sees his aggressive talent as an asset that can bring another dimension to Neil’s options in the final third.”
Bae Joon-ho is a super-special prospect that South Korea expects and has such a talent that he has no match for his age in high school. Known among officials as Daejeon’s proud player after Hwang In-beom, he also showed interest in Europe, but Chairman Huh Jung-moo himself came forward and recruited him to Daejeon.
He hasn’t shown much on the professional stage yet, but he showed off his true worth at the 2023 Argentine U20 World Cup. Although he was injured, he has been flying since the round of 16 when he recovered from his injury. In the match against Ecuador, he helped Lee Young-joon score with an early cross and then showed his skills to his heart’s content and scored additional goals. In the semi-final match against Italy, he also showed dribbling and de-pressuring, drawing keen attention from numerous football officials.
This season, he is alternately playing as a starter and a candidate in his team Daejeon, and he is helping Daejeon with his calmness and skills that are not suitable for his age as he was born in 2003. Recently, Bae Joon-ho showed a perfect game against FC Seoul and led the team to a 4:3 victory.
According to the media, Bae Joon-ho can play in the previous three digits, which can give him the flexibility to play the key to the team’s offense. He is also an unverified player, but he is worth challenging. Also, signing a contract with Bae Joon-ho at a reasonable price can bring many advantages.
Stoke City is famous for its ‘manly man’s team’ to overseas soccer fans. It was a team that played physical soccer and played very rough, with physical fights and big players such as Charlie Adam, Ryan Shawcross, and Peter Crouch. Stoke, who was relegated after the 2017/18 season, has yet to advance to the first division.
Meanwhile, Alex Neil’s side have won two of their three championship games so far this season and advanced to the second round of the League Cup with a 2-1 win over West Brom.