Oh Hyeon-kyu (22) has achieved his dream of advancing to the European stage by joining Celtic, a prestigious Scottish professional soccer team.
Oh Hyun-gyu said in an interview with the Celtic club on the 25th, “He came to the club he really wanted to go to since childhood. He said, “I am happy that the moment of my dreams has come true.” Celtic, which is based in Glasgow, Scotland, officially announced the signing of a five-year contract with K League 1 Suwon Samsung striker Oh Hyun-kyu. The transfer fee was not disclosed, but the amount was known to be 3 million euros (about 4 billion won).
This is the first overseas expansion of Oh Hyun-gyu, who has been playing in the K-League since signing a semi-professional contract with Suwon in 2019. Oh Hyun-gyu said, “I am really excited and happy to come to the city I saw in the movie. It’s really like a dream, so I think the days ahead will be filled with happy things.”
Oh Hyeon-gyu said, “He is very reckless and can fight well with the opponent’s defender. He seems to be able to score a lot of points,” he appealed to his strengths. He said, “I want to score a lot here and win the championship together. (European Football Federation) I want to go to the Champions League and go up high.”
Celtic is a team already familiar to Korean fans, with Ki Sung-yong (Seoul) serving from 2009 to 2012 and Cha Doo-ri, head of the FC Seoul Youth Ganghwa Office, from 2010 to 2012. Oh Hyun-gyu said, “(Ki Sung-yong and Cha Doo-ri) are people I have always admired. 메이저놀이터 I have been dreaming of watching the players play at Celtic since I was young,” he said. Like those players, I want to do well and achieve their goals even higher.”
Celtic already has six players from Japan, including Kyogo Furuhashi and Daizen Maeda. They are colleagues and competitors. Oh Hyun-gyu said, “As an Asian, I think I will be able to communicate with the players. I want to do well just as they succeeded in Europe and distant places.”
Hyungyu Oh also appeared on the Suwon Samsung YouTube channel and greeted fans. He said, “As it is my first time challenging Europe (stage), I will do my best and work hard to adapt quickly so that I can tell my fans better news as soon as possible.” He continued, “From middle school and high school to professional life, I felt that it was my hometown in Suwon. My heart is heavy to leave,” he said. “I will always support and watch from afar so that Suwon can achieve better results. I believe that Suwon will repay the fans with good results in the top ranks this season.”