Reporter Ahn Gyeong-nam = Striker Oh Hyun-gyu (22, Suwon), who helped Korea advance to the round of 16 as the 27th player in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, is about to transfer to Celtic, a prestigious Scottish professional football team.
An official from the Suwon club said on the 25th, “We have reached an agreement with Celtic on the transfer of Oh Hyeon-gyu. We have completed the transfer process, including medical tests, in the local area. Only the official announcement is left.”
“The two clubs have decided to make the announcement at the same time. There is a time difference with Scotland, so we are discussing the time of the announcement,” he added.
Previously on the 23rd, Sky Sports in the UK reported that “Celtic has agreed to pay 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won) in transfer fees for Oh Hyeon-kyu.”
It is known that Oh Hyun-gyu completed the recruiting process in Glasgow, Scotland during the Lunar New Year holiday after completing the Suwon winter field training in Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do earlier this month.
Celtic, the most prestigious club in Scotland, showed interest in signing Hyun-kyu Oh even before the opening of the World Cup in Qatar.
Since then, Oh Hyun-gyu continued to offer recruitment even after he accompanied him to the Qatar World Cup as the 27th preliminary list, and as Cho Kyu-seong, who had recently received attention from Celtic, decided to stay at Jeonbuk Hyundai, Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer accelerated.
Oh Hyun-kyu’s ransom price has also risen nearly three times from Celtic’s initial offer. The annual salary is also around 700-800 million won.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who signed a semi-professional contract with Suwon in 2019 while attending Maetango High School, debuted in the K-League the same year and played in 11 games.
Oh Hyun-kyu, who solved the military service problem by serving in the military in the 2020-2021 season, returned to Suwon after being discharged and showed improved skills.
He scored 13 goals (3 assists), the most in the team, in 36 K League 1 games in the 2022 season.
In particular, in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, he led Suwon to remain in the first division with the winning goal.
Based on his performance in Suwon, Oh Hyun-gyu, who caught the attention of former national team coach Paulo Bento, was not selected for the final entry, but accompanied him to the World Cup in Qatar as a reserve player.
In the first place, the Suwon club tried to capture Oh Hyeon-gyu to rebuild the famous family for the new season, but had no choice but to allow the transfer for an amount that was almost three times higher than the first offer. 메이저사이트
Celtic is a team where Ki Sung-yueng (Seoul) and Cha Du-ri (retired) played an active role in the past, and Korean fans are familiar with it.
It is a prestigious team that has won the league a total of 52 times, and has stood at the top nine times in the past 10 years. He also won the Scottish Cup 40 times, the most ever.
He also won the UEFA Champions League in the 1966-1967 season.
Celtic has a large number of Asian players, with six Japanese players including Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi.