As Suwon Samsung’s Oh Hyeon-kyu is about to move to the prestigious Celtic in Scotland, local fans are welcoming his transfer.
Oh Hyeon-kyu was born in Maetango and was from the Seonggol Youth, which was raised in Suwon. He stands at 185cm and has a stocky physique and is well-balanced, creating space for himself and his teammates by competing with the opposing defense. And his greatest strength is his calm finishing ability. He stands out for his calm finish in front of goal, befitting his age of 2001.
He has been steadily growing in the K-League. He debuted in Suwon in 2019 and played in 11 games, and joined Sangmu the following year and completed military service early. He scored 7 goals and 3 assists in 38 matches during the 2 seasons he was in Sangmu, and his potential was recognized.
It was last season that he really took off. Oh Hyun-gyu, who returned to Suwon at the end of the 2021 season, began to play an active role in Suwon in earnest in the 2022 season. That season, Oh Hyeon-kyu played 36 matches in the league and recorded 13 goals and 3 assists, playing an active role as a key striker for Suwon. In particular, in the promotion playoff against Anyang at the end of the season, he scored a dramatic winning goal just before the end, leading the team to remain.
Based on this performance, he was promoted to the national team. Former coach Paulo Bento observed Oh Hyun-kyu for about a year, and called him to observe him in a friendly match ahead of the last World Cup in Qatar. Oh Hyun-kyu did not make it to the final 26-member list, but boarded a plane to Qatar as an additional member. He didn’t play the game, but he grew up training with the national team and experiencing great things.
Celtic approached Oh Hyeon-gyu, who is growing day by day. Reporter Riyal Thomas of the British media ‘Sky Sports’ said on the 20th (Korean time), 메이저사이트 “Celtic is getting closer to signing Oh Hyun-kyu. The transfer agreement will be completed soon and the medical test will be conducted.”
In addition, influential reporters such as Ekrem Konur, an expert in the European football transfer market, reported on Oh Hyun-kyu’s move to Celtic one after another, raising the possibility of his transfer. According to reports, medical tests will be conducted in the near future.
Local fans are also welcoming Oh Hyun-kyu’s recruitment. When the news of Oh Hyun-gyu’s imminent transfer is posted on Celtic’s fan account ‘Everything Celtic’, a hot reaction continues. Local fans are commenting, “Oh Hyun-gyu really wants to come to our team. Hurry up and sign”, “This transfer will be a good transfer for Celtic”, “Give him a pen and paper right now”. .
Celtic is traditionally a ‘pro-Asian’ club. In the past, Japanese midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura played, and Korea’s Ki Sung-yueng and Cha Doo-ri once took part. Currently, four Japanese players are playing: Kyōgo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, Leo Hatate, and Yosuke Ideguchi. The fact that local fans want and welcome Oh Hyun-kyu is also due to the performance Asians have shown at Celtic.