Suwon’s leading goal scorer Oh Hyun-gyu, who was expected to stay this season, is changing his direction and increasing the possibility of going to Celtic, a prestigious club in Scotland.
Oh Hyun-kyu, who desperately wants to go to Europe, and Celtic, who are sincere about the Korean striker, seem to be changing their minds little by little.
Celtic showed interest in Oh Hyun-kyu in December of last year. At the end of the same month, Celtic proposed to Suwon to sign Oh Hyun-gyu completely. The transfer fee was 2 million euros (approximately 2.7 billion won).
At the time, an official from Suwon acknowledged, “(Celtic) made an offer through an agent before the World Cup in Qatar, and it is true that the offer came even after the World Cup was over.” “I want him to play as the main axis for another year or so,” he said.
Hyungyu Oh had a different idea.
When he attended the 2022 K-League Photo Exhibition on the 30th of last month, he said, “The reported (transfer offer) is true. I have a great desire to challenge myself.”
He added, “(Regarding the report that I decided to stay) it’s a bit difficult to say at this place, but I said I wanted to go when I heard that the club had an offer. I’m waiting for the club’s position on the offer.”
And Oh Hyun-kyu seemed to be delaying his trip to Europe as he participated in the Suwon off-season training that started in Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do from the beginning of this month.
However, Celtic’s continued courtship continued to shake Oh Hyun-kyu’s mind.
Scottish media ‘Scottish Daily Express’ reported on the 17th (Korean time) the status of Celtic’s winter transfer market and reported that Oh Hyun-kyu had emerged as a scouting option again.
The media said, “Celtic is looking for a replacement as Greek national striker Giorgios Yakumakis is preparing to leave for Urawa Reds (Japan) or Atlanta United (USA).” Afterwards, I am maintaining my interest in Oh Hyun-gyu.”
It has been revealed that Celtic is accelerating the recruitment of Oh Hyun-gyu by revising the proposal four times and continuing to raise the transfer fee.
An official from Suwon said in a phone call with Xsports News on the 20th, “The club communicated to Celtic that it did not want to send Oh Hyun-kyu, but Celtic sent a revised offer again.” said
He continued, “As the transfer fee has risen, the salary has also increased, so the club cannot just hold on to it.” I will not be able to attend the Jeju field training, which follows the training, and if not, I will accompany the club to Jeju.”
According to foreign media, the transfer fee proposed by Celtic is known to be 3 million pounds, or about 4.8 billion won in Korean currency.
Also, according to KBS’s report on the same day, if Oh Hyun-gyu goes to Celtic, the salary he will receive is 10 times more than the amount he currently receives from Suwon, so it is quite difficult for Suwon to retain Oh Hyun-gyu despite the power leak. 안전놀이터
In Suwon, the season in which Oh Hyun-kyu, a former youth player, played properly due to military service, etc., last year was only one year (13 goals in 36 matches in the first division). If so, I thought I would actively help with my trip to Europe at the end of this year.
However, the conditions offered by Celtic, such as the transfer fee and annual salary, are quite good, and Oh Hyun-kyu is also strongly hoping to join Celtic, so the likelihood of changing his mind has increased.