After the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, will the first Taegeuk Warrior finally succeed in advancing to Europe?
On the 21st (Korean time), British Sky Sports said, “Scotland Celtic is close to signing Oh Hyun-kyu from Suwon Samsung. Oh Hyun-gyu, who also wants to transfer to Celtic, is scheduled to undergo a medical test soon.”
Celtic, along with Rangers, are the most prestigious club in the Scottish League. He has won the Scottish Premiership 52 times, and has also won the European Football Federation Champions League (UCL) once.
Celtic is said to have been keeping an eye on Oh Hyun-kyu even before the World Cup in Qatar. Born in Suwon youth club Maetanjung-Maetango, he played 36 K-League 1 matches last season, scoring 13 goals and providing 3 assists, becoming the team’s ace despite his young age. Since he solved the military service problem early, there is no obstacle to his overseas advancement.
However, the atmosphere changed as Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who was a teammate of the national team, played a big role in the World Cup.카지노
Celtic showed interest in both Kyu-Sung Cho and Hyeon-Kyu Oh. However, after the World Cup, it was true that more weight was placed on the recruitment of Cho Kyu-sung.
Cho Kyu-sung showed competitiveness by scoring multiple goals in one game for the first time as a Korean player at the World Cup, while Oh Hyun-gyu was the 27th player on the reserve list and participated in the tournament, but was unable to step on the ground as he was not included in the final entry.
According to local reports, Celtic actively courted Cho Kyu-sung by raising the transfer fee they initially offered. However, Jeonbuk, his team, expressed reluctance to leave the team immediately in the winter, and in the end, the transfer negotiations between Celtic and Cho Kyu-sung fell into a stalemate.
Suwon Samsung also hoped that Oh Hyun-kyu would digest just one more season in Korea before advancing to the European stage, rather than going abroad immediately.
However, Celtic, who was on the verge of losing the recruitment of Cho Kyu-sung, courted Oh Hyun-kyu more actively, raising the transfer fee in the meantime.
Then, Oh Hyun-gyu was also reported to have repeatedly expressed his strong will to the club and tried to persuade him, and Suwon Samsung is also now difficult to break the player’s will.