Scotland Celtic desperately need a new ‘number 9’ striker. Suwon Samsung striker Oh Hyeon-gyu (22) was picked as the right person.
On the 23rd (Korean time), 67hailhail, which delivers the Celtic news, said, “As Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer fee was disclosed, the green light was turned on for Celtic’s transfer.” We will pay 2.5 million pounds (about 3.8 billion won).”
Celtic are in desperate need of a striker. It is known that the existing striker, Giorgios Yakomakis, will leave the team, so a replacement must be found. This season, Yakomakis has scored 6 goals in 19 league appearances. He didn’t get a lot of playing time, but he played like Altoran every time he played. With a height of 185 cm and a good physique, he was easy to use for various tactical options. However, he is known to be close to transferring to the Japanese J-League recently.
Oh Hyun-gyu is also a player with similar strengths. He is 186cm tall and plays a combative game to the point of fierce physical fights even with opposing defenders. He also appeared in 36 K-League games last year and scored 13 goals and 3 assists, rising to a top-tier player. Based on this, he made his national soccer debut in November last year. He further served as a reserve member for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Although he was not an official member, he gained World Cup experience by accompanying the squad throughout the tournament.
In the meantime, Celtic has paid attention to World Cup star Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), but focused on signing Oh Hyun-kyu as they struggled in negotiations. Initially, Suwon was in the position that Oh Hyun-gyu wanted to remain for one more season. However, it is known that Oh Hyun-kyu wants to move to Europe, and Celtic has changed its direction to allow the transfer while persistently sending love calls. 스포츠토토
The media also placed high expectations on Oh Hyun-gyu. 67hailhail said: “The 22-year-old Hyungyu Oh is not yet a complete player. However, he impressed last year, scoring 14 goals in all competitions. He is a player with a lot of potential and will thrive under Celtic coach Ange Postecoglu.” told
Celtic is one of Scotland’s most prestigious clubs. He has won 52 league titles alone. It is the second most record after Rival Rangers (55 times). Korean legend Ki Seong-yong (34, FC Seoul) and Cha Doo-ri (43), current Seoul youth director, also played. Currently, there are 6 Japanese players playing in favor of Asian players. It is expected to be of great help to Oh Hyun-kyu’s adaptation.