In a move that has been long rumored, Bayern Munich youngster Wooyeong Jeong will officially join SC Freiburg on a loan for next season. The 19-year-old midfielder had a fairly successful season in the Regionalliga with Bayern II enough so to impress Freiburg to make a play for him despite him only making one appearance for the big club coming on as an 81st minute sub against Benfica.
Wooyeong Jeong has left #FCBayern for SC Freiburg.— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) June 19, 2019
All the best for the future, Woo! pic.twitter.com/Ay0ejOnMYQ
With Freiburg barely hanging on to their spot Bundesliga, finishing in 13th in 2018-2019, this could be the perfect next step in Jeong’s career as he figures to be a key contributor for a side looking to improve their attacking prowess.
According to Bild, Jeong is transferring to Freiburg for a few of 4.5 million euros, but Bayern has successfully added a buy-back clause into the arrangement because president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rimmenigge are firm believers the n the youngster’s talent. Freiburg’s legendary coach Christian Streich is the perfect person to guide Jeong through his first seasons of top-flight soccer.