Suwon striker Oh Hyun-kyu is about to move to Scotland Celtic, and the team he will go to is a strong team aiming for a triple crown this season, so it seems to be a great help for Oh Hyun-kyu to adapt.
On the 23rd, British ‘Sky Sports’ announced that “Celtic will bring 메이저사이트 Oh Hyun-kyu for a transfer fee of 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.9 billion won)” and announced that his trip to Europe is imminent. Suwon also decided to help Oh Hyun-kyu’s transfer as much as possible and is in the process of final coordination.
Oh Hyun-kyu scored 13 goals in 36 matches for Suwon last season, becoming the team’s top scorer. Also, in the second round of the promotion playoff against Anyang, he saved the team from the edge by hitting the final shot.
However, the only time he played a real game after that was a warm-up match against Iceland, where he played in the national team uniform on November 11 last year, so the gap in the actual game is more than two months.
He entered Qatar’s World Cup reserve squad and, along with Ben Tuho, did most of his training during the World Cup, but did not play.
As a result, Oh Hyun-kyu, who has to play a game immediately after transfer, may be worried about the sense of actual play. In particular, there is not much time to wait for Oh Hyun-gyu as Scottish professional football is busy with the schedule right after the World Cup without a winter break.
Fortunately, Celtic are the best in Scotland. This is expected to be positive enough for Oh Hyun-gyu to not only care about adaptation in a hurry.
The Scottish Premiership, the first division, has the same format as the Korean K League 1, so there are 5 matches per team in the split system, totaling 38 matches.
In this situation, he recorded 20 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (61 points), and is running ahead of his rival Rangers (52 points) by 9 points.
In addition to this, Celtic are also aiming to win the FA Cup, the Scottish Cup, and the League Cup, the Via Play Cup.
In the Scottish Cup, they can advance to the round of 16 and play up to four more games, and in the League Cup, they advance to the final and cover the championship cup with the Rangers and the ‘Old Firm Derby’ on the 26th of next month.
Celtic can use Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi, who has scored 17 goals in 20 games in the Premiership this season, as well as Japanese striker Daizen Maeda (5 goals in 20 games) and Greek forward Yorgos Yakomakis.
Among them, Yako Makis has been transferred to Urawa in Japan’s J-League. Also, Furuhashi is 170 cm tall, which is a different style from the tall Oh Hyeon-gyu.
Maeda is also short at 173 cm.
If Yakomakis leaves Celtic, Oh Hyun-kyu will be able to adapt to the locality for six months while being guaranteed some playing time through the FA Cup or League Cup as well as the Premier League.
Following this, it is expected that he will be able to make 100% of his body through pre-season training this summer and start on the Scottish stage as well as the UEFA Champions League from the 2023/24 season.