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South Korean national football team midfielder Hwang In-bum has left his embattled Olympiakos (Greece) to join Serbian side FK Zverna Zvezda.”We have signed Hwang In-bum on a four-year contract,” the club announced on its website on Thursday (local time).According to leading Serbian daily Politika, the transfer fee is €5 million (approximately $7.1 billion), which Zvezda will pay over three years. It is the largest transfer fee in the club’s history.According to local reports, Hwang had already left Olympiacos over a month ago after falling out with the club over contractual issues.Hwang believes his contract with the club ends this summer.Olympiakos, however, says he still has two more years left on his contract and will not let him go unless the club offers to pay a transfer fee of 15 million euros ($21.4 million), leading to a confrontation.With the two sides at a stalemate, Zvezda intervened and succeeded in signing Hwang In-bum.According to local media outlets such as Greek newspaper Gazeta, Olympiakos allowed Hwang to move to Zvezda, a team with which he has always had a good relationship, because they felt burdened by the protracted dispute.Hwang was voted Olympiakos’ Player of the Year by the league’s secretariat in his debut season in 2022-2023, but he hasn’t played a single official match since his dispute with the club.Hwang, who plays for Kazan in Russia, joined Olympiakos from K League club FC Seoul through a special FIFA rule following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year.In his time with Olympiacos, Hwang has played 32 league games, five UEFA Europa League qualifiers and knockout rounds, and three Greek Cup competitions.He scored three goals and provided four assists in the league, one goal in the Europa League qualifiers and one goal in the cup competitions.Zvezda, with ties to Serbia’s capital Belgrade, is an iconic club that has won the league and cup titles in three consecutive seasons.The club has won the Yugoslavian First Division 19 times, the region’s top league before it collapsed into civil war in the 1990s.They are also the reigning champions of the Serbian Superliga, having won it nine times. Since the 2017-2018 season, they have won six consecutive titles.As such, they”re a regular in UEFA”s club competitions. In the 1990-1991 season, they were crowned champions of the European Cup, the predecessor of the UEFA Champions League.They will be competing in the UCL again in the 2023-2024 season, competing in Group G alongside Manchester City (England), Leipzig (Germany) and Young Boys (Switzerland).They will play their first group game away to Manchester City on the 20th of this 카지노사이트 month at 4pm local time.

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