Suwon striker Oh Hyun-gyu is close to going to Celtic, a prestigious club in Scotland. According to British and Scottish media, it is known that Celtic and Suwon have agreed on the transfer of Oh Hyun-kyu. According to them, Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer fee is 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won).
Oh Hyun-kyu was the team’s top 안전놀이터 scorer with 13 goals last season. He was responsible for nearly one-third of all goals scored (44 goals). He also contributed by scoring the winning goal in the second half of extra time in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, which is about to be relegated. Thanks to this, Hyungyu Oh was not included in the 26-man list, but was selected for the national soccer team and experienced the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Celtic have been pushing to sign strikers. Cho Kyu-seong, who became a star at the Qatar World Cup, was prioritized. However, as it became difficult to recruit Cho Kyu-sung, Celtic turned their target back to Oh Hyun-kyu. In addition to solving military problems, he also has the advantage of being younger than Cho Kyu-sung. In this process, Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer fee continued to soar. Celtic did not give up and persistently raised the amount and proposed to the club. It is known that not only the transfer fee, but also the annual salary of Oh Hyun-kyu will be raised to a considerable level.
Initially, Suwon had a strong desire to accompany Oh Hyun-gyu until this season. Coach Lee Byeong-geun also included Oh Hyun-kyu in his plan for this season. He is also a resource for those under the age of 22 (U-22) until this year, so Oh Hyun-gyu is a necessary presence in Suwon. However, as the transfer fee continued to rise, Suwon no longer had any reason to refuse Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer. Oh Hyun-kyu strongly expressed his will to advance into Europe by visiting coach Lee several times and persuading him. In the end, both Suwon and manager Lee had no choice but to agree to Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer.
Meanwhile, Suwon, who lost their key striker, is looking for a replacement for Oh Hyun-gyu. In the current squad, the frontline resource is actually only one Ahn Byung-jun. He scored 7 goals in 18 appearances last season, but didn’t quite establish himself. First of all, Suwon has secured sufficient funds. It is said that Suwon, who tried to recruit foreign striker Groning last season but failed, is carefully reviewing strikers with K-League experience.