On the 25th (Korean time), Celtic officially announced on the club website, “We are delighted to announce the news of the recruitment of Oh Hyun-kyu. The contract period is 5 years.” Oh Hyun-gyu will wear the number 19 and hit the ground.
Hyungyu Oh, now 21 years old, is a promising player who quickly made a presence out of him despite his young age. He stepped on the professional stage in 2019, and in the 2020 season, he enlisted in Sangju Sangmu (now Kim Cheon Sangmu) to solve military problems. Last year, his skills exploded. He scored 13 goals and 3 assists in 36 K-League 1 games, and played a big role in the promotion playoffs, helping Suwon to remain.
He also accompanied Ben Tuho to Qatar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He gained experience by feeling the big stage, even indirectly. Although he was not included in the final 26-man roster, he trained with them throughout the tournament. Coach Paulo Bento also seems to have been keeping an eye on Oh’s potential.
After the World Cup, it began to connect with the European stage. The candidate for the destination was Celtic. Celtic wanted to strengthen their striker through the January transfer window, and turned their attention to the Asian market. At first, he was connected with Cho Kyu-sung, but when the negotiation process with Jeonbuk Hyundai did not progress, he turned his target to Oh Hyun-kyu. Transfers quickly took off.
The news of the imminent move to Celtic came out on the 20th. Riyal Thomas, a reporter for ‘Sky Sports’ in the UK, reported that “Celtic is getting closer to signing Hyun-kyu Oh. The transfer agreement will be completed soon and medical tests will be conducted.” During the Lunar New Year holidays, strong rumors of a transfer continued to flow, and finally, an official announcement was made and the transfer was confirmed. 토토사이트
Ireland’s ‘Irish Mirror’ said, “Hyeon-gyu Oh was the signing coach Postecoglu really wanted. Celtic turned to Hyun-gyu Oh after the delay in signing Kyu-seong Cho, the first candidate. The transfer fee is 2.5 million pounds and it is a 5-year contract. Also, the player himself It was decisive that he hoped to go to Celtic.”
Following this, the media conveyed their feelings about the recruitment of Postecoglu. Coach Lee expressed his anticipation, saying, “Oh Hyun-kyu is a player we’ve been watching for a long time. He seemed like a really good match for Celtic.” Celtic, currently ranked No. 1 in Scotland, will play the 23rd round of the league against Dundee United on the 30th. After that, on February 2 and 5, we will have consecutive league schedules against Livingston and Sam Johnston.