It was officially announced that professional football K-League 1 Suwon Samsung striker Oh Hyun-gyu (22) would go to Celtic FC of the Scottish Premier League (SPL).

Suwon announced on the 25th that “Oh Hyun-kyu is transferring to Glasgow Celtic, Scotland.”

Suwon said, “It is the third European advance after Kwon Chang-hoon and Jeong Sang-bin from the club’s youth team,” and said, “I support Oh Hyun-kyu’s new future and great performance.”

Celtic also announced the news of Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer at the same time. Celtic posted a picture of Oh Hyun-kyu wearing a Celtic uniform on the club’s homepage, saying, “We have signed a five-year contract with Oh Hyun-kyu. Oh Hyun-kyu’s uniform number is 19.

Oh Hyun-gyu said in an interview with the Celtic club, “I’m happy to play for one of the best clubs. It’s a dream come true.”

Oh Hyun-gyu, the third Korean to join Celtic after Ki Sung-yong (2009-2012) and Cha Doo-ri (2010-2012), said, “Ki Sung-yong and Cha Doo-ri are players I respect.” I was happy to play with the Celtic badge on my chest.”

He even pledged to play in the league. “I like to fight and play aggressively,” he said. “I want to score a lot of goals and I have ambitions to win the league.”

According to Suwon, the agreed transfer fee is 3 million euros (approximately 4.2 billion won). This is higher than the known 2.5 million euros. The annual salary is known to be in the range of 700 to 800 million won.

Oh Hyun-gyu flew to London, England during the Lunar New Year holiday and went through paperwork procedures such as issuing a work permit, and later completed all of the Celtic and medical tests in Glasgow.

Both clubs made the transfer official after finishing the detailed coordination.

Celtic is one of the most prestigious clubs in the SPL, having won 52 league championships. It is second in the number of championships after Rangers FC, which won 55 championships. In 1966–67, they became the first English club to win the UEFA Champions League. 메이저놀이터

In the 2022-23 season, it is also leading the SPL with a record of 20 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (61 points).

Oh Hyun-kyu, who signed a semi-professional contract with Suwon in 2019 while attending Maetango High School, debuted in the K-League the same year and played 11 games. In the 2020-21 season, he played for Sangmu and also solved the military service issue.

Oh Hyun-gyu scored 13 goals (3 assists), the most in the team, in 36 K-League 1 games last year, his first season before the campaign. He also led Suwon to remain in the first division by scoring the winning goal in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang.

He was selected as a reserve member for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and trained with the national team in Qatar.

Celtic had expressed interest in Oh Hyun-kyu even before the Qatar World Cup, and after the World Cup, they proposed a transfer to Suwon four times, actively seeking Oh.

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