Celtic’s will to have Oh Hyun-kyu (Suwon Samsung) was stubborn. Even after being rejected, he knocked on the door with a bigger offer.
Oh Hyun-kyu, who made his name known as the ’27th Taegeuk Warrior’, challenges the European stage. He approached his dream wearing the shirt of the prestigious Celtic in Scotland.
Oh Hyeon-gyu, a native of Suwon Youth, entered his professional career by signing a semi-professional contract when he was a high school student. After completing his military service early, he showed his full potential last season. He recorded 13 points and 3 assists in 36 league games, tied for fifth in scoring.
In a decisive situation, he also showed off his solver instinct. He scored a dramatic winning goal just before the end of extra time in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, leading Suwon to remain in the K League 1. 먹튀검증
When he showed great success in the K-League, he even joined the A team. Although he was not a regular member, he joined the reserve squad and helped him to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Celtic’s interest, which had continued even before the World Cup, has grown. After continuing to court Suwon, he succeeded in embracing Oh Hyeon-gyu.
An official from Suwon said on the 25th through ‘Sport TV News’, “It is correct that Oh Hyun-gyu goes to Celtic.”
“Before the World Cup, there was an offer of 1 million euros (approximately 1.3 billion won). I continued to inquire while revising the offer. I rejected it four times, but in the end, the player’s salary also increased significantly. The final transfer fee was 3 million euros (approximately 4 billion won). ),” he explained.
When the rumor of Oh Hyun-kyu’s transfer to Celtic broke out, Suwon’s position was clear. With the duration of his contract remaining, he planned to play just one more season to help advance to Europe.
But Celtic’s courtship was persistent. An official said, “Celtic made a strong request. I wanted to play for about one more year, but as the conditions themselves grew, I crossed the persuasive line. I had to think about the player’s position. no,” he explained.
It was also difficult to film the greetings to the fans. An official said, “As the situation turned urgent, Oh Hyun-gyu could not even say hello to the team. He heard that he was going to Scotland, and he hurriedly filmed a one-minute goodbye video.”
Now, Suwon has to fill the void left by Oh Hyun-gyu. An official said, “It’s regrettable for the coach, but he decided that he should send it for the player’s dream.” “It’s been 15 days since I received the last offer. Since then, I’ve been working behind the scenes and have made various suggestions. I’ve narrowed down a lot of candidates,” he said. He said it was running smoothly.