Oh Hyun-kyu is close to Celtic transfer. Then, what about Celtic’s main competition situation?
Reporter Riyal Thomas of ‘Sky Sports’ in the UK reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Celtic is getting closer to signing Oh Hyun-kyu. The transfer agreement will be completed soon and medical tests will be conducted.”
Oh Hyun-gyu is one of the promising strikers of the K-League. He was born in 2001 and is a player who stepped on the professional stage in 2019 despite his young age. From the 2020 season, he enlisted in Sangju Sangmu and quickly resolved military issues.
Even after returning, he played an active role as an ace wearing a Suwon uniform. In particular, Oh Hyun-gyu has grown into a reliable offensive resource by posting 13 goals and 3 assists in the league last season. In particular, he saved the team from relegation by scoring a dramatic goal in the 30th minute of the second half of extra time in the second round of the promotion playoffs of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 2022’.
I also experienced the World Cup stage. Although Oh Hyun-kyu did not accompany him as an official member, he trained together in Qatar with the trust of coach Paulo Bento. He may have regrets about not being able to digest the game, but he achieved growth by accumulating valuable experience.
This potential has made him strongly linked to Celtic. Celtic are one of the teams looking to sign a new front-line striker in the transfer window this winter. It was also connected with Cho Kyu-sung, but it was canceled due to a failure to reach an agreement during negotiations with Jeonbuk Hyundai. However, Oh Hyun-gyu is close to transferring to the point where he is about to undergo a medical test based on ‘Sky Sports’. 안전놀이터
If Oh Hyeon-gyu wears a Celtic uniform, how will the competition for the starting position be?
First of all, Celtic is a team that mainly uses a 4-3-3 formation. In other words, it is a team that deploys an attack by placing one striker in the front striker position and deploying wing forwards on the left and right sides. There are two real competitors. Currently, the main striker is Kyōgo Furuhashi of Japanese nationality. He is the top scorer in the league with 17 goals in the Scottish Premier League this season.
Yorgos Yakumakis is active as a rotation resource, but the possibility of a transfer is high as he has recently failed to renew his contract. Therefore, if Oh Hyun-gyu is transferred, he will have to compete with Furuhashi for the starting position. Furuhashi is a striker with good speed, dribbling ability, on-the-ball ability, and pressure. However, Furuhashi is a short striker with a height of 170 cm. Oh Hyun-kyu, who is 185cm tall and has excellent physical skills, offers another option and is expected to be able to compete for the starting position.