Oh Hyun-gyu (22, Suwon Samsung) seems to be imminent to advance into Europe. On the 24th (hereafter Korean time), as a result of a local coverage of Sports Chosun in the UK, it is known that Celtic is looking for an interpreter in charge of Oh Hyeon-gyu. Earlier, on the 23rd, British media Sky Sports said, ‘Celtic (Scotland) agreed to sign Suwon and Oh Hyun-kyu for a transfer fee of 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won). Hyungyu Oh verbally agreed to personal terms. He is expected to finalize the transfer within days,’ he reported.
Hyungyu Oh signed a semi-professional contract with Suwon in 2019 while attending Maetango High School. He made his K-League debut the same year and played 11 matches. He served in the military in the 2020-2021 season at Sangmu. Returning to Suwon after his discharge, he played an active part as Suwon’s solver last season. He scored 13 goals in 36 regular league matches. This is the highest score on the team. In particular, in the second leg of the promotion playoff against FC Anyang, he led Suwon to remain in the K-League 1 with the final goal.
Oh Hyun-gyu joined the A national team with his performance in the league. Although he did not join the final roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he accompanied Qatar as a reserve member. 메이저놀이터 He also trained with the World Cup national team locally. ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min said, “I want to say thank you very much to Hyeon-gyu. In fact, he is a player who came and sacrificed because of me. He knew exactly what role he had to play and played his role faithfully. Although he did not make it to the final list, for me, he was with me for the World Cup. Among the players, he played the most important role.”
Regarding the rumor of Oh Hyun-gyu’s transfer, the Suwon club said, “Celtic has made four to five recruitment proposals from before the World Cup until recently. Celtic is said to have revealed its will to recruit Oh Hyun-gyu by offering an amount two to three times higher than the initial transfer fee.
Initially, Suwon was in a position that they wanted Oh Hyun-gyu to remain with the team for one more season and become a source of strength. In fact, we put Oh Hyun-gyu and Ahn Byung-jun at the forefront and considered the direction of giving strength to flank attacks. However, it seems that Celtic’s persistent courtship eventually caught the strand in the direction of transfer. Currently, Suwon is known to be weighing recruitment by listing some of the foreign players verified in the K-League.