‘From the K League’ Orsic is about to transfer to EPL Southampton with a transfer fee of 9.1 billion won.
Mislav Orsic, who played in the K League in the past, will enter the English Premier League (EPL) stage.
“Southampton will recruit Orsic,” said Fabrizio Romano, who is well-versed in the European transfer market, on Twitter on the 6th (Korea Standard Time). It agreed on 6 million won (about 9.1 billion won). I also completed the medical test.
Orsic is called a “star raised by the K League” among domestic soccer fans. In the past, he played for Jeonnam Dragons and Ulsan Hyundai under his registered name “Orsha.” After scoring 28 goals and 15 assists in 101 matches in the K League 1, he moved to his country’s prestigious Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2018. He also made his debut for the Croatian national team in 2019.
Last year, he joined the Qatar World Cup shortlist. On his first World Cup appearance, Orsic scored one goal and two assists. He scored his first assist against Canada in the second Group F match, and assisted Bruno Petkovic’s equalizer in the second half of extra time against Brazil in the quarterfinals. In the penalty shootout that followed dramatically, he played as the fourth kicker and even scored a goal that took Brazil’s breath away. He was considered a hero who advanced Croatia to the semifinals. Orsic, who also played in the third and fourth place matches, scored the winning goal.
Orsic’s performance was also noticed in the big leagues. Not only Southampton but also Everton and Nottingham Forest were interested. Amid the negotiations, it is highly likely that the final destination will be Southampton.