There is a sign that the ‘Korean blast’ will fire again in Scotland’s most prestigious schools.
For the first time in 10 years since Ki Sung-yueng and Cha Doo-ri played together in the early 2010s, it is expected that a Korean player will step into a leading team in Europe.
On the 20th, British Sky Sports announced that “Celtic is close to signing a contract with K League 1 Suwon Bluewings to recruit Oh Hyun-gyu, a striker for the Korean national team.”
In particular, the media predicted that the transfer negotiations would be completed sooner or later by saying, “Oh Hyun-gyu is expressing his desire to transfer to Celtic. Celtic is also confident that a deal can be concluded and has already scheduled a medical test.”
A Suwon official also said in a phone call with Xports 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. This is the fourth proposal and it is quite high.” As the salary went up, the club couldn’t just hold onto it,” he said, indicating that he could no longer prevent the transfer.
The transfer fee initially proposed by Celtic was around 2.5 billion won, but recently it has been revealed that it has almost doubled.
As a result, Oh Hyun-kyu will not participate in the Jeju field training in Suwon, which begins on the 25th, unless there is an incident, and will go through the process of transferring to Celtic.
Celtic has already seen a tangible effect by recruiting a Korean player once, so there is a high possibility that a new wind will be expected following the recruitment of Oh Hyun-kyu.
This is because at the end of 2009 Ki Sung-yong moved to Celtic from FC Seoul and played there for 2 years and 6 months, and Cha Doo-ri came over from the German Bundesliga at the same time and played a big role as Celtic’s right wingback.
Ki Sung-yueng played as a key midfielder from the 2010/11 season after going through a six-month adaptation period at Celtic, scoring 11 goals in 87 matches. In particular, while staying with Celtic, he won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and then moved to Swansea City in the English Premier League to win and win.
Cha Doo-ri played for Celtic for two years, including the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons, scoring two goals in 44 matches, including 31 in the Scottish Premier League, before returning to Fortuna Düsseldorf in Germany in the summer of 2012.
The two tasted Celtic’s Scottish Premier League championship in the 2011/12 season together, and contributed to Celtic’s victory by reaching the top of the Scottish FA Cup in the 2010/11 season a year ago, bringing about a ‘Korean craze’. 스포츠토토
The performance of the two was good in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League qualifiers and Europa League finals, where Celtic participated.
In Korea, the two were called ‘Train Duo’ after their last names, and Celtic’s awareness in Korea rose sharply.
Ki Sung-yong and Cha Du-ri left side by side in the summer of 2012. Since then, Celtic has been mentioned several times as a destination for Korean players, but it has not reached the signing.
This time, he is poised to reconnect with Oh Hyeon-kyu and use him as Celtic’s new offensive power.