Suwon Samsung Oh Hyeon-kyu confirmed transfer to Celtic… Only official announcement remains
The transfer of Suwon Samsung striker Oh Hyun-gyu to Celtic (Scotland) has been confirmed.
An official from Suwon Samsung said in a phone call with Sports Today on the 25th, “I received a call from Celtic that all procedures for Oh Hyun-kyu’s transfer have been completed. Both clubs are discussing the timing to announce at the same time.”
According to the club, Oh Hyun-gyu completed the paperwork required for transfer during the Lunar New Year holiday and completed the medical test.
Celtic has expressed interest in Oh Hyun-kyu even before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar was held. In the 2022 season, Oh Hyun-kyu scored the most in the team, 13 goals (3 assists) in 36 K-League 1 matches, and scored the winning goal in the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, leading the team to remain in the first division.
Based on these performances, he was also named as a preliminary member of the Qatar World Cup final list. 스포츠토토 Although he did not have a uniform number, he trained with his seniors and helped them advance to the round of 16.
Initially, it was reported that Celtic was also interested in Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), who played an active role in the World Cup, but the negotiations were sluggish and eventually collapsed.
At the same time, Celtic showed a move to recruit Oh Hyun-gyu, whom they had watched before the World Cup. Suwon Samsung wanted Oh Hyun-kyu, a key player, to remain on the team, but the trend changed when Celtic offered 3 million euros (approximately 4 billion won), higher than the transfer fee initially offered.
An official from Suwon Samsung added, “With Oh Hyun-gyu’s departure, we plan to recruit another offensive resource.”
Celtic, which Oh Hyun-kyu will join, is a prestigious club that has won the Scottish League 52 times and holds the record for the most wins.