Professional football K-League 1 Suwon Samsung striker Oh Hyun-gyu confirmed his move to Celtic in the Scottish Premier League (SPL).
According to a report by News 1 on the 25th, an official from Suwon said, “We have reached an agreement on the transfer of Celtic and Hyungyu Oh,” and explained that “the official announcement is just ahead.”
“The two clubs agreed to announce at the same time,” he added. “As there is a time difference, we are discussing when to announce it.” 메이저사이트
Celtic is the best team in the league with 52 victories in the first division of the SPL, and is leading the league this season with 20 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Korean players who went through Celtic include former national team coach Doo-Ri Cha and FC Seoul Ki Sung-Yeong (FC Seoul).
Celtic started taking an interest in Oh Hyun-kyu even before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was held, and after the World Cup was over, it was reported that he had proposed a transfer to Suwon four times.
In response, Suwon designated Oh Hyun-gyu as an ‘irreplaceable player’ and rejected Celtic’s offer several times, but it is known that he has been positive about the transfer as both the transfer fee and the player’s salary have recently risen.
The condition for Celtic’s recruitment of Oh Hyun-gyu is a transfer fee of 2.5 million euros (approximately 3.36 billion won) and an annual salary that is more than 10 times the current amount. Suwon plans to fill the vacancy of Oh Hyun-gyu with additional recruitment.
An official from the club said, “We will prepare a suitable recruitment so that Oh Hyun-gyu’s absence is not felt.”