Oh Hyeon-gyu, striker of the professional football Suwon Samsung, moved to Celtic, a prestigious Scottish league, and prepared a bridgehead to advance into the big leagues.
Oh Hyun-kyu signed a five-year contract with Celtic on the 25th (hereafter Korean time). According to local media, the transfer fee Celtic paid for Oh Hyun-kyu is estimated at 3 million euros (approximately 4 billion won).
Oh Hyun-kyu was named on the reserve list as Bentuho’s 27th player at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar last year and participated in the tournament. Although he could not step on the ground as he was not included in the final roster, manager Paulo Bento also recognized Oh’s potential.
He was the ace of Suwon Samsung last season. He played in 36 matches and scored 13 goals, the most in the team, and in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, he led Suwon to remain in the K League 1 with a golden goal. Although he did not have any World Cup performances, he was selected by Celtic, who had shown interest from before, and finally achieved his dream of advancing to Europe.
In particular, Oh Hyeon-gyu, who joined Celtic, was able to have a bigger dream.
Scotland, where Celtic belongs, is ranked 9th in the UEFA league rankings, which is enough to make it a bridgehead to advance to the European big leagues. In particular, Celtic, which reigns supreme in the league, is a team that steps on the Champions League stage every year, so it is good to catch the attention of big club scouts.
A role model that Oh Hyun-gyu can refer to is Ki Sung-yong (FC Seoul), a former national soccer team player.
Ki Sung-yueng, who moved from FC Seoul to Celtic in January 2010 when he was 20 years old, went through a period of adaptation for half a season, and then moved to Swansea City in the English Premier League (EPL) in August 2012, playing as Celtic’s main midfielder for the next two seasons. . Since then, Ki Sung-yueng has been on the EPL stage for 8 years, going through Sunderland and Newcastle. 토토사이트
World-class defender Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) also spent two seasons at Celtic and was recognized for his performance and transferred to Southampton, successfully advancing into the EPL.
He hasn’t even made his Celtic debut yet, but he needs to take his dreams big. In particular, there is no obstacle for Oh Hyun-kyu to move the team as he fulfilled his military service early, which is the biggest concern of Korean players who want to advance to Europe.
Attention is focusing on whether Oh Hyun-gyu, who is expected to make his debut in an away league match against Dundee United on the 30th, will be able to leave a strong first impression on the European stage.