Only the official announcement remains.
Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer to Celtic is just around the corner. British media ‘Sky Sports’ announced on the 23rd (Korean time), “Scotland’s Celtic will finalize the contract with Oh Hyun-kyu within a few days. Personal conditions have already been agreed.” 스포츠토토
In fact, from a few days ago, inside the football world, Oh Hyun-kyu’s transfer to Celtic was in an atmosphere of being a fait accompli. Celtic actively offered Oh Hyeon-gyu and his team, Suwon, to sign him, and Oh Hyeon-gyu’s heart was shaken.
The transfer fee is known to be 2.5 million pounds (approximately 4 billion won). Celtic made Oh Hyun-kyu their main target in the transfer market this January.
In fact, Hyungyu Oh was not a priority. He first contacted striker Cho Kyu-seong, who rose to stardom with two goals against Ghana in the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.
However, Kyu-Sung Cho was worried about the contract. Celtic also stopped talking with Jeonbuk, and negotiations practically went awry.
Immediately, Celtic turned to Oh Hyun-kyu. Oh Hyun-kyu made his professional debut in 2019 in a Suwon uniform and played 11 games.
Afterwards, he joined Sangmu to solve his military service and saved Suwon, which fell into the relegation zone after being discharged. In particular, in the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, the winning goal in extra time became the number one contributor to Suwon’s retention.
In the Qatar World Cup, he was included in the national team list as a reserve entry. He did not make the World Cup 26-man roster and did not play any actual matches. However, he experienced the atmosphere of the World Cup while training with the national team players.
Celtic took note of the efforts and results of the past. Oh Hyun-kyu is on the verge of advancing to Europe, which he had been dreaming of.