Oh Hyeon-gyu (22, Suwon Samsung) has entered the countdown to joining ‘Scotland’s most prestigious’ Celtic.
Britain’s ‘Sky Sports’ said on the 23rd (Korean time), “Celtic has agreed to sign striker Oh Hyun-gyu for a transfer fee of 2.5 million pounds (about 3.8 billion won). He currently plays for Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Korea, but is close to the final move. ” reported.
The media added, “Oh Hyun-kyu has also reached an oral agreement on personal terms. The transfer will be finalized within a few days.”
Celtic coach Angie Postecoglu also said, “There is progress in recruitment and release at the moment, but nothing has been confirmed yet.” He said the transfer will be completed soon.
Oh Hyun-kyu signed a semi-professional contract with Suwon as a high school student in 2019, and then enlisted in Sangmu early to solve military problems. 먹튀검증 After being discharged in the winter of 2021, he spread his wings in earnest from last season.
Oh Hyun-kyu scored 13 league goals in the 2022 season and became a key player in Suwon. In particular, in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, where the fate of the team was at stake, he saved Suwon by scoring the winning goal just before the end of the second half of extra time.
Celtic has been speculating Oh Hyun-gyu since early December last year. Suwon also did not respond to the negotiations at first, saying that it would protect Oh Hyun-kyu, but changed its mind due to Celtic’s persistent courtship and Oh Hyun-kyu’s willingness to advance into Europe.
The transfer fee also jumped more than 1 billion won from the level of 2 million euros (approximately 2.7 billion won) initially proposed.
Meanwhile, striker Yorgos Yakumakis, who has been playing for Celtic since 2021, is set to leave the team soon. Sky Sports said, “Japan’s Urawa Reds offered him 3 million pounds (about 4.6 billion won) for his transfer, and Celtic accepted it. He is scheduled to leave Celtic this month.”