He brought in a striker he had been eyeing for a long time. It’s Scottish Celtic. The recruit is Oh Hyun-gyu (22), a South Korean striker.

On the 25th (Korean time), Celtic officially announced the recruitment of Oh Hyun-kyu through the club’s official website. In the fifth year of his contract, Oh Hyun-kyu was given the number 19 shirt.

What draws attention is the transfer fee. It is known that Celtic spent 3 million euros (approximately 4.1 billion won) on the transfer fee for Oh Hyun-kyu. That’s not a small amount. In fact, the ransom price of Oh Hyun-gyu, shown on the transfer mark specializing in the European market, is 550,000 euros (approximately 700 million won). He climbed a whopping six times. The reason why Celtic did not give up on the recruitment of Oh Hyun-kyu despite the vertical increase in transfer fees. Because I sincerely wanted it. It can be seen as Celtic’s will to properly use Oh Hyun-kyu.

After signing Oh Hyun-kyu, Angel Posteglu, Celtic manager, said, “Oh Hyun-kyu is a young and talented striker. He has great talent. He is ready to take the next step in his career. He is always hungry and wants to grow and succeed.” He said, “I have been watching Hyun-kyu Oh. I thought he would fit well in our team, and he is the striker I really wanted. I am happy to recruit Hyun-kyu Oh.”

Celtic are currently lacking a striker option. The main gun of the team, Kyogo Furuhashi, is showing brilliant condition, but there is no striker to support him. Giorgios Yakomakis, who was the second option, is likely to leave the team through the January transfer window. It is connected to the Japanese J-League. Oh Hyun-kyu is expected to fill the vacancy.

Celtic’s interest has been going on for quite some time. It is said that they sent a love call even before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last year. Initially, Suwon rejected the transfer offer and hoped Oh Hyun-kyu would stay for one more season, but Celtic persistently sent a love call. In the meantime, Celtic weighed over Jeonbuk Hyundai striker Cho Kyu-sung and Oh Hyun-kyu, but when it became difficult to recruit Cho Kyu-sung, they focused on Oh Hyun-kyu. Celtic raised the ransom and kept making offers, and Oh Hyun-kyu’s will to advance to Europe was added. In the end, Suwon also accepted the transfer.

Oh Hyun-kyu said, “I’m really happy to come to the club I’ve seen since childhood and wanted to go to. It’s a dream moment.” 안전놀이터

Striker Oh Hyun-kyu from Suwon Youth drew attention by making his K-League debut at the age of 18 in 2019 when he was still a high school student. After his Sangmu enlistment, he returned to Suwon after resolving the military service issue. In his last season, he scored 13 goals in 36 league games, leading Suwon to stay in the top division. Based on this, he played as a reserve member for the World Cup in Qatar. He didn’t make it to the full members, but he gained experience with the squad.

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