22-year-old Oh Hyun-gyu, the third Korean player to join Celtic… 5 year contract
Forward Oh Hyeon-gyu (22) of Suwon, a professional soccer player, wore a Scottish prestigious Celtic uniform. He is the third Korean player to play for Celtic following Ki Sung-yong and Cha Duo.
On the 25th (Korean time), Celtic announced on the club website that they had signed a five-year contract with Oh Hyun-gyu. He has number 19 on his back.
The club did not reveal the details of the contract, but the transfer fee was known to be 3 million euros (approximately 4 billion won). Celtic is known to have initially offered about $1 million, but the amount has tripled.
Suwon said, “Oh Hyun-kyu will be active as a member of Celtic. From the club’s youth team, it is the third European advance following Kwon Chang-hoon (Kimcheon) and Jeong Sang-bin (Grasshopper).” .
Oh Hyun-kyu completed the paperwork and medical tests during the Lunar New Year holiday.
Hyungyu Oh signed a semi-professional contract with Suwon in 2019 while attending Maetango High School, debuted in the K-League that year and played 11 games, and completed military service in the 2020-2021 season at Sangmu. Oh Hyun-gyu, who returned to the team, contributed to the team’s 1st division retention by recording 13 goals and 3 assists in 36 games in the 2022 season. Although he did not make it to the final entry for the Qatar World Cup, coach Bento selected Oh Hyun-kyu as a reserve member and stayed with the team during the tournament.
Celtic manager Engie Postecoglu said: “We are delighted to have Oh Hyun-kyu here. He is a young, talented striker who is starving and eager to develop and succeed.” He welcomed joining, saying, “I think he will fit well in our team, so he is the striker I really wanted.” 먹튀검증
Celtic is a prestigious team that has won the Scottish Premiership a total of 52 times, and their rivalry with Rangers is famous. Currently, they are in the lead among 12 teams (61 points, 20 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss).
Celtic, which is active in recruiting Asian players, currently has six Japanese players, including Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, and Yuki Kobayashi. Furuhashi is the league’s leading scorer (17 goals), and Oh Hyun-gyu is also the target to win in the competition for the starting position.
Oh Hyun-kyu said in an interview with the club, “I came to the club I really wanted to go to since childhood. I am happy that the moment I dreamed of came true.”
He also said, “I want to score a lot of goals here and win the championship together. He also revealed his goal, “I want to go to the Champions League and rise high.”