Celtic transfer news: Hyeon-Gyu Oh completes £2.5m shift to Scottish Premiership champions on 5-year deal | Transfer Centre Information

Celtic have signed South Korea striker Hyeon-Gyu Oh from Suwon Bluewings for £2.5m on a 5-year deal.

The 21-calendar year-outdated verbally agreed personal conditions earlier this 7 days and has now finished his move to the Scottish Premiership champions.

Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou said: “He is a younger, talented striker with good characteristics and anyone who is completely ready to choose the next stage in his vocation – a player who is hungry, keen to create and to attain achievements.

“I have viewed Oh for some time and he is the striker I definitely wished as I assume he will be a wonderful in good shape in our squad.

“Really importantly, I know that he experienced his coronary heart established on joining us way too and that his have perseverance has been critical in making this deal happen, so his determination to be part of Celtic has been very very clear.

“We are definitely happy to welcome him to the club and glimpse ahead to functioning with him and settling him into our squad.”

Speaking to Celtic Television, Oh stated: “I’m joyful to be taking part in at a single of the top clubs and I am delighted that my aspiration has come legitimate.

“I come to feel like I’m on a movie set and I’m genuinely thrilled to be in the metropolis and I am wanting forward to the forthcoming times.

“This is the instant I have dreamed of and I’m really thrilled to carry out in front of the lovers at the stadium.”

Prior to signing Oh, Celtic experienced created an offer for his international crew-mate Gue-Sung Cho, but talks stalled with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors following the player resolved to weigh up his solutions.

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Will Giakoumakis depart this month?

Postecoglou explained on Friday that he anticipated some transfer dealings to be confirmed in the coming times as he described progress in both instructions, with proper-back again Josip Juranovic subsequently departing for Union Berlin on Sunday.

A further participant expected to depart Parkhead this thirty day period is Giorgos Giakoumakis, with Celtic accepting a bid worth an original £3m from Japanese club Urawa Pink Diamonds for the striker.

Giakoumakis is nevertheless weighing up his choices amid desire from MLS facet Atlanta United – who are but to make a bid – but Postecoglou reported he does not assume the Greece worldwide to make a hasty exit.

When questioned if striker Giakoumakis will continue to be a Celtic participant by the conclude of January, Postecoglou explained: “Till I know or hear if not, I hope them all to be Celtic players but there has been progress with all all those sorts of challenges. I guess above the up coming handful of days we will see how it all plays out.”

Giorgos Giakoumakis has scored nine goals in all competitions this season for Celtic
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Giorgos Giakoumakis is anticipated to depart Celtic this thirty day period

Postecoglou also experienced a warning for any users of his squad who might be upset at a absence of confirmed playing time subsequent Celtic’s transfer organization.

“You can find been a handful of players who have not had an possibility this 12 months, but primarily they all enjoy, they all lead,” stated the manager.

“You can have certain match time – but you will not play for this club or any major club.

“You can get it at a club where by they’re not as strong or not competing for trophies, but that’s not what the largest players want.

“They want to be the ideal and they want to earn each and every level of competition. To do that, they recognize you want to have a potent squad and compete for places.

“If at any level a player is not joyful with that, or would like extra game time, you will find 1 way to do that and that is to prepare really hard and present oneself in the greatest feasible light.

“Or, you can glimpse for other opportunities somewhere else.”

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