Expectations are high in Scotland as well. It was predicted that Oh Hyun-kyu would be able to present a play that would excite Celtic fans.
Oh Hyeon-gyu transferred to Celtic, a prestigious club in Scotland. Celtic announced on its official website on the 25th (Korean time), “Celtic is pleased to announce the signing of Oh Hyun-kyu.” His contract is for 5 years, and according to local media, the transfer fee is 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won).
He is the ‘monster prospect’ who saved Suwon Samsung last season. Oh Hyun-kyu, who is 186cm tall and has destructive power, scored 13 goals in the 2022 K-League 1 and became Suwon’s hope in the second half. In particular, he scored multiple goals in the ‘Super Match’ against FC Seoul and rescued Suwon from relegation with a dramatic final goal in extra time in the second half of extra time in the promotion playoff against FC Anyang.
He is a talent that Celtic has been keeping an eye on. Celtic has been steadily paying attention to Asian football, including the recent signing of a large number of Japanese players. Prior to Oh Hyun-kyu, I was also interested in ‘World Cup star’ Cho Kyu-seong, and Oh Hyun-kyu was also a player I had been scouting since last year. In fact, it is known that Celtic made several offers to Suwon for the recruitment of Oh Hyun-kyu, and also visited coach Lee Byeong-geun.
The director is also paying attention to Oh Hyun-gyu. Celtic’s coach Ange Postecoglu is from Australia and has been in charge of the Australian national team for five years since 2013, and is well versed in Asian football, having directed Yokohama F. Marinos for three and a half years since 2018. He praised Oh Hyun-kyu, saying, “Oh Hyun-kyu is a young and talented striker with great qualities. He is always hungry, eager to develop, and eager to succeed.” 메이저놀이터
Expectations are also high locally. Tom McManus, who has played for a long time in the Scottish League, told the British ‘Football Insider’ on the 27th, “Fans have to believe in Postecoglu. Most of the players he brought from Asia, especially Japan, have been very successful. Oh Hyun-kyu is 21 years old and I signed a 5-year contract. If he scores as many goals as Kyogo Furuhashi, more clubs will want him,” predicting Oh Hyun-gyu’s performance.
He also said Celtic fans should be ready to get excited. McManus said, “Hyeon-Gyu Oh seems to enjoy the physical contention in the game, he pushes himself (on the attacking side). He is another player that will excite the Celtic fans.” expected to get