Hwang Ui-jo Heads to England as Seoul Lifts Travel Ban
Unexpected news has emerged regarding the soccer player, Hwang Ui-jo. Sudden transfer rumors have surfaced.
The French media outlet ‘L’Equipe’ reported this news on the 31st of last month.
According to the media, Montpellier HSC is considering recruiting Jan Karamoh and Hwang Ui-jo to strengthen its offensive line. Montpellier is a club in France’s League 1, which had previously recruited Yoon Il-lok (currently with Gangwon FC).
Hwang Ui-jo is currently facing the biggest crisis of his career. This has been the case since a video and text exposing his private life were leaked on Instagram last year.
A person claiming to be Hwang Ui-jo’s ex-girlfriend, identified as Ms. A, exposed via Instagram that “Hwang Ui-jo had inappropriate relationships with multiple women, causing them harm and gaslighting them”.
In response, the police converted Hwang Ui-jo’s status to a suspect during their investigation into the leaked video. Subsequently, Hwang Ui-jo appeared before the police as a suspect and was questioned.
During this process, the Cyber Investigation Team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency issued a travel ban on Hwang Ui-jo on the 16th, but Hwang’s side submitted a petition for disqualification of the investigator, claiming that “he had to leave the team without permission due to excessive investigation”.
Afterwards, Hwang Ui-jo received a lift on the travel ban on the 28th and returned to the UK on the 29th.
Although he boarded a flight to the UK, his future as a soccer player remains uncertain.
Hwang Ui-jo transferred to Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League (EPL) for the 22-23 season, but without obtaining any significant opportunities, he was loaned out to Norwich City (Championship) for the 23-24 season.
At Norwich, Hwang Ui-jo played in 18 matches, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist, showing good performance, but recently Norwich terminated the loan contract with Hwang Ui-jo.
As a result, Hwang Ui-jo returned to his original club, Nottingham, but it remains uncertain whether Nottingham will actively use Hwang Ui-jo.
In the midst of this situation, sudden transfer rumors have caught the public’s attention. Hwang Ui-jo had previously played in France’s League 1.
He transferred to Girondins de Bordeaux in the 19-20 season, where he recorded 6 goals and 2 assists in 124 matches, and in the following 20-21 season, he scored 12 goals, achieving the highest goal record among Bordeaux players and demonstrating an outstanding performance.