The possibility of Oh Hyun-kyu (21), a professional football K League 1 Suwon Samsung solver, going to Celtic, a prestigious Scottish club, is raising his head again.
Sky Sports, a British sports media outlet, reported on the 21st that Suwon and Celtic were closer than before to an agreement regarding the transfer of Oh Hyun-kyu.
Sky Sports said, “While Oh Hyun-kyu wants to go to Celtic, the Celtic side, which is confident of transferring, has also prepared a plan for a medical test.”
“There has been progress on the transfer of the squad, but nothing has been confirmed,” said coach Engie Postecoglu.스포츠토토 “We expect more progress in the next few days.”
In this regard, an official from Suwon said, “Celtic has raised the conditions and proposed again. The future of the player is also at stake, so we are prospectively reviewing it.” said.
Oh Hyun-kyu, who signed a semi-professional contract with Suwon in 2019 while attending Maetango, debuted in the K-League the same year and played 11 games, and served in the military in the 2020-2021 season Sangmu.
Returning to Suwon after being discharged, he served as a pillar for the team facing a crisis in the 2022 season.
He played in 36 K-League 1 matches and scored 13 goals (3 assists), the most in the team, and scored the winning goal in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, confirming Suwon’s stay in the 1st division.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who played a big role in the league, did not make it to the final entry for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but was selected as a reserve member and trained with the national team in Qatar.
According to Suwon, Celtic had been watching Oh Hyun-kyu closely even before the World Cup, sending him a recruitment offer through an agent.
Suwon originally wanted Oh Hyeon-gyu, who had been reborn as an ace, to remain on the team for at least one more season, and he, who accepted this, seemed to continue his company as he joined the field training.
However, recently this trend has changed dramatically.
According to Scottish media, etc., while Celtic once again presented conditions for a transfer fee of more than 2.5 million euros (about 3.4 billion won) and an annual salary of about 10 times, the Suwon side also reviewed the policy of not allowing Oh Hyun-gyu to transfer.
Celtic was also mentioned as the next destination for Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk), the “rising star” of the Qatar World Cup.
If Celtic, which competed with Mainz (Germany) and Minnesota United (USA), succeeds in bringing Oh Hyun-kyu, it is highly likely that they will withdraw from the Cho Kyu-seong recruitment match.
Cho Kyu-seong departed for Spain with the Jeonbuk Hyundai team on the 16th and is improving his physical condition through the club’s field training.
Celtic are leading the league with 20 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. They are ahead of 2nd place Rangers (52 points) by 9 points.
Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi, who is in the same position as Oh Hyun-kyu and Cho Kyu-seong, is leading the high-altitude march by scoring 17 goals in 20 appearances.