Suwon Samsung striker Oh Hyeon-gyu (22) entered the European market, literally counting down. After all the procedures related to the Scottish Celtic transfer, now only the official announcement time left between the two clubs. The birth of a new European striker is imminent.
An official from the Suwon club said in a phone call with Star News on the 25th, “Hyeon-gyu Oh has already moved to Scotland and has completed all the procedures related to the transfer.” I wonder if an official announcement will be made later in the afternoon.” 카지노사이트
The Celtic club is known to have expressed interest in signing Oh Hyun-kyu before the 2022 FIFA (International Football Federation) World Cup in Qatar. The Suwon club rejected Celtic’s offer, seeing Oh Hyun-gyu as an ‘irreplaceable’ resource, but the Celtic club repeatedly raised the transfer fee and player’s salary, making the offer. Considering the player’s strong will to advance to Europe, the Suwon club accepted Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer. Instead, it is a plan to reinforce certain offensive resources through the transfer fee of Oh Hyun-gyu.
Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer fee was reported to be 3 million euros (approximately 4.1 billion won). Considering that Oh’s market value is 550,000 euros (approximately 740 million won) based on the Transfermarkt, Celtic’s will to recruit Oh can be seen. It is also the fifth highest transfer fee in Celtic’s transfer market this season. Previously, coach Enze Postecoglu (58, Greece) expressed his expectations for Oh Hyun-kyu, saying, “If he thought he would not be able to contribute to the team, he would not have signed him in the first place.”
Oh Hyeon-kyu, a native of Suwon Youth, is a Shin Sung who made his K-League debut at the age of 18 in 2019 when he was a high school student. Through his managing director, he solved the military service problem early on and cleared the biggest obstacle to advancing to Europe. In particular, last season, he played 36 K-League 1 games and scored 13 goals and 3 assists, quickly becoming a top striker. Due to such performance, Paulo Bento (54, Portugal) was called at the last minute by the national team coach at the time and accompanied him to the Qatar World Cup as a reserve list.
Founded in 1887, Celtic is Scotland’s most prestigious club, winning the league title 52 times. This season too, with an overwhelming record of 20 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (61 points), they are cruising toward their second consecutive league victory. It is also the team where Ki Seong-yong (34, FC Seoul) and Cha Doo-ri (43), current Seoul youth director, previously played. There are only six Japanese players, including Daizen Maeda (26), a member of the Japanese World Cup national team, Kyogo Furuhashi (29), Leo Hatate (26), and Yuki Kobayashi (23). If Oh Hyun-kyu joins, he is expected to compete with Furuhashi (17 goals), the league’s leading scorer.