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Woo-Yeong Jeong set to join SC Freiburg on a loan deal

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Jeong is set to have a medical this week to complete the loan move to the Black Forest.

Fortuna Duesseldorf v Bayern Muenchen - Telekom Cup 2019
DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - JANUARY 13: Wooyeong Jeong of Bayern Muenchen controls the ball prior to the Telekom Cup Semifinal match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Bayern Muenchen at Merkur Spiel-Arena on January 13, 2019 in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Fortuna Duesseldorf v Bayern Muenchen - Telekom Cup 2019 DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - JANUARY 13: Wooyeong Jeong of Bayern Muenchen controls the ball prior to the Telekom Cup Semifinal match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Bayern Muenchen at Merkur Spiel-Arena on January 13, 2019 in Duesseldorf, Germany.
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It looks like Bayern Munich’s Woo-Yeong Jeong will soon leave the club for a loan spell with SC Freiburg. The 19-year-old is scheduled to have a medical at some point this week to complete the loan move, per multiple sources who cite Sky Germany:

Freiburg’s interest in Jeong was initially reported by kicker, who reported on Jeong’s desire to leave Bayern for consistent minutes at a top flight club. Bayern has insisted on a buy-back clause in the loan deal.

Mainz, FC Nürnberg, and even RB Salzburg in Austria had all expressed interest in signing Jeong this year, but Freiburg seem to have won the race in the end. Out of the three, Freiburg might also be the destination where Jeong gets the most minutes in the German top flight, especially given Nürnberg’s relegation to the 2. Liga. Bayern remain keen on keeping Jeong in their plans for the future, despite the fact that the 19-year-old has spent most of his time with Bayern’s reserves.

Jeong was on the bench for the senior squad on 5 separate occasions across competitions this season, but made only two brief appearances as a substitute; 4 minutes in Bayern’s 5-1 rout of Borussia Mönchengladbach in the league and 9 minutes in Bayern’s 5-1 win at home over Benfica in the Champions League.

By stark contrast, Jeong was a key player for Bayern’s reserves in Regionalliga Bayern, scoring 13 goals and providing 6 assists in 29 appearances en route to their promotion to the 3. Liga. They overturned a 3-1 aggregate deficit against VfL Wolfsburg’s reserves and Jeong provided a key assist to Kwasi Okyere Wriedt for Bayern’s 3rd goal in the impressive 4-1 win that clinched promotion. Hopefully for Bayern, Jeong’s loan spell with Freiburg is successful and he’s able to come back ready to play a part in the first team after some much-needed experience gained.

Jeong’s assist occurs around the ‘22 second mark:

Jeong also scored an impressive hat-trick in February against Ingolstadt’s reserves: