Suwon Samsung striker Oh Hyeon-gyu (22)’s transfer to Scotland’s prestigious Celtic is speeding up.
The Scottish media’Daily Record’ said on the 24th (Korean time), “Celtic can expect to complete the deal with Oh Hyun-kyu for a transfer fee of 2.5 million pounds (about 3.8 billion won) this week.” hinted that a contract was imminent.안전놀이터
Celtic have been eyeing Korean players to reinforce their strikers this winter. In the early days of the transfer market, he showed interest in Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), who scored two goals in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, but turned to Oh Hyun-kyu as he failed to agree on a transfer fee.
Oh Hyun-kyu scored 13 goals in the K-League 1 in Suwon last year, drawing attention with a new engine. Oh Hyun-gyu, who was evaluated as a great striker when he signed a semi-professional contract with Suwon in high school, completed his military service early through his managing director. Having received enough opportunities to play in Suwon last year, he has grown to the next level by rescuing a team in danger of relegation.
While Suwon actively supports Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer to Celtic, reports of a medical test came out, and expectations that the deal will be completed within a few days are growing.
In the midst of this, the Daily Record listed the advantages of Oh Hyun-gyu recruitment. The media, which compared the heat maps of Oh Hyun-kyu and Cho Kyu-sung in the last 5 games, said, “Both are a lot of run types, but Oh Hyun-gyu comes down to a deeper position and Cho Kyu-seong is located between the defenses.” He has a lot more to offer Celtic because he hasn’t changed.”
The growth value of Oh Hyun-gyu, who is three years younger than Cho Kyu-seong, was also highly regarded. The Daily Record said, “Oh Hyun-kyu has more to prove and develop, but he is a more flexible option. Oh Hyun-kyu’s £2.5 million is similar to the £2.6 million offered to Cho Kyu-sung, but the potential margin is much higher.” The value is higher than that of those aged 24 to 27. Celtic recently transferred Josip Yuranovic to Union Berlin and made more than four times the amount of the acquisition, so there must be a reason for changing the route to Oh Hyun-kyu.”
To that extent, Celtic believes Oh Hyun-kyu will grow further in Europe. The media also concluded, “Cho Kyu-seong seems to be a more sophisticated goalscorer, but Oh Hyun-gyu is a rough diamond that can make huge profits in the long run.”