Oh Hyun-kyu (22) wore a Celtic uniform. On the 25th (Korean time), Celtic announced the contract with Oh Hyun-kyu through the official website.
He wears number 19. His contract is for 5 years. The transfer fee Celtic paid to Suwon was 3 million euros (approximately 4 billion won).
Oh Hyeon-gyu, a former member of the Suwon youth team, exploded in potential last season. With 13 goals, the most in the team, he has been reborn as a promising striker in the K-League.
He was also selected for the preliminary roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Although he was unable to play in official matches, he gained experience by training with the national team players throughout the tournament.
Celtic looked carefully at Oh Hyun-gyu. Celtic coach Engie Postecoglu is well-versed in Asian basketball. He praised the skills of Asian players while serving as the manager of the Japanese J-League Yokohama Marinos and the Australian national team. 토토사이트
Even after moving his stage to Europe, he continued to pay attention to Asian players. There are currently six Japanese players registered on the Celtic roster.
Celtic highly valued his 2001 born Oh Hyun-kyu. This is evident in the transfer fee.
Suwon originally intended to protect Oh Hyeon-gyu. However, Celtic has repeatedly made offers to recruit him, raising the transfer fee.
The transfer fee of 3 million euros is an amount that exceeds the expectations of soccer experts at home and abroad. Celtic is not a big club. Although Scotland’s most prestigious team has won the league title 52 times, the money they can spend is limited.
In addition, Oh Hyun-gyu is more like a raw stone who just made his debut in the K-League. His national team appearance is only one match. For Celtic, seeing Hyun-kyu Oh’s growth potential, the club made a huge investment.
“He is a young and talented striker, ready to take the next step in his career. He is hungry, developing and eager to succeed,” Celtic manager Postecoglu said of the signing. I think he will suit him. He was very happy, saying, “The striker I really wanted.”