Hayes (29), a foreign striker from Gwangju FC, moves to Jeju United.

On the 21st, multiple officials who are bright in the K-League transfer market said, “Hayes will wear a Jeju uniform for the 2023 season. He plans to return to Jeju next week, terminate his contract with the Gwangju club, and go through a medical check.” Hays has a contract with Gwangju until January next year.

Brazilian-born Heis made his K-League debut last year in a Gwangju uniform. He appeared in 30 games and posted 4 goals-5 assists. 안전놀이터 He has performed well this season. He was the ‘ace’ on the team. He played 39 games and scored 12 goals -4 assists, leading Gwangju to win the K League 2 (second division) and promote K League 1. Thanks to Hayes’ great success, Gwangju enjoyed promotion after one season after being relegated.

After that, Gwangju focused on remaining Hayes. He offered $600,000, which is double the previous salary ($300,000). However, it was difficult to withstand the competition with K-League 1 teams. Jeju and Gangwon FC tried to buy Hayes’ heart by offering an annual salary of over 800,000 dollars. In the end, the winner was Jeju. Hayes hit the ‘jackpot’ when his annual salary virtually tripled.

Jeju has a deep regret for the 2022 season. There was no income. While competing for the championship with Ulsan Hyundai, Jeonbuk Hyundai, Pohang Steelers, and Incheon United, they could hardly use their strength from the second half. I also missed the ticket to the Asian Champions League, which I was aiming for. The sluggishness of foreign players was great. Jerso, who has an annual salary of more than 1.3 billion won, scored only 8 goals (4 assists). Swedish striker Jonathan Ling also only scored 5 goals (2 assists). Joo Min-gyu (17 goals) filled this void, but the scoring ability of foreign strikers was disappointing.

However, with the recruitment of Hayes, who produced double-digit scoring results in one season, Jeju is expected to be able to solve the lack of scoring ability of foreign strikers.