“The striker I really wanted.”
Celtic coach Ange Postecoglu welcomed Oh Hyun-gyu (22), who joined through the winter transfer market in January after many twists and turns.
The Celtic club announced on the 25th (Korean time) that it had signed a five-year contract with Oh Hyun-gyu through the club’s homepage. He wears number 19.
Oh Hyun-kyu, who succeeded in moving to Celtic by giving a transfer fee of 3 million euros (4 billion won) to Suwon Samsung, will receive an annual salary of 700 to 800 million won.
A native of Suwon Youth, he solved his military problems early and played as a main player in the Suwon 1st team last year, scoring 13 goals (3 assists, 36 games), the most in the team. Driven by momentum, he boarded the A national team ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. 메이저사이트 Although he did not make it to the final entry, he accumulated experience while accompanying the World Cup finals as a reserve player.
Celtic had been interested in Oh Hyun-kyu even before the World Cup. Oh Hyun-kyu, who looked at the bigger world through the World Cup, went to the coaches and front desk, including coach Lee Byeong-geun, several times despite Suwon’s request to stay, and finally got on a plane to Scotland. Director Postecoglu also welcomed him. He said, “I am happy to bring Oh Hyun-kyu. He is a young and talented striker who is ready to take the next step in his career.” He was the striker I really wanted.”
In the past, Celtic played a big role with East Asian players such as Ki Sung-yueng, Cha Doo-ri, and Nakamura Shunsuke. Coach Postecoglu also currently has six Japanese players, including Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, and Yuki Kobayashi. Oh Hyun-gyu immediately met a strong competitor named Furusai, who runs the league’s top scorer (17 goals). However, coach Postecoglu predicted success by describing Oh Hyun-kyu as “a player who is starving and eager to develop.”
Celtic is a prestigious club that has won the Scottish Premier League a total of 52 times. This season, they are also leading (20 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss, 61 points).