Oh Hyun-kyu’s move to Celtic seems likely to be confirmed within a few days.
Scotland’s ‘The Sun’ said on the 23rd 메이저놀이터 (Korean time), “Celtic plans to complete the transfer of Oh Hyun-kyu by paying a transfer fee of 2.5 million pounds (about 3.8 billion won) to Suwon Samsung. Celtic reached an agreement after talking with Suwon. Oh Hyun-kyu’s dream of wanting to go to Europe seems to come true soon. Manager Angers Posteglu is a fan of Oh Hyun-kyu. He seems to replace Giorgos Yakumakis, who is imminently transferred.”
Oh Hyun-kyu is a young gun representing the K-League. He was born in 2001 and is young, but he has played for the Suwon Samsung first team since 2019. Low-rolling was an advantage. Even at his young age, Suwon fans cheered for his active and confident push. He quickly solved his military problems and even developed his physical strength, increasing his strengths.
After he was discharged, he became Suwon Ace. In his last season, he scored 13 goals in 36 K-League 1 matches, ranking 7th in scoring. If there was no Oh Hyeon-gyu in Suwon, where all foreign strikers were sluggish and their offensive power was disappointing, his automatic demotion would have been inevitable. He also led Suwon to stay in the promotion playoff against FC Anyang with a golden goal.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who clearly proved his ability, was also selected for the A national team. He was called up by coach Paulo Bento and made his A-match debut and accompanied the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, although not an official member. Celtic made an offer to Oh Hyeon-gyu, who became the best player of his age by accumulating experience on various stages at a young age.
Celtic had signed Alistair Johnstone, Yuki Kobayashi and Tomoki Iwata in the winter transfer window. There were concerns in terms of the transfer fee, but Josip Yuranovic, who played a big role in the World Cup in Qatar wearing a Croatia uniform, made a profit. While going to Union Berlin, a transfer fee of 10 million pounds (approximately 15.3 billion won) occurred, and Celtic made a profit. This is enough money to pay for Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer fee.
Celtic are currently top of the Scottish Premier League with 61 points. There is a 9 point gap with the 2nd place Rangers. If Oh Hyun-gyu goes, he will compete with Japanese strikers such as Kyōgo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda.