Celtic transfer news: Hyeon-Gyu Oh completes £2.5m move to Scottish Premiership champions on five-year deal | Transfer Center News.

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

The 21-year-old verbally agreed personal terms earlier this week and has now completed his move to the Scottish Premiership champions.

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said: “He is a young, talented striker with great attributes and someone who is ready to take the next step in his career – a player who is hungry, developing and winning. is fond of

“I’ve watched Oh for a while and he’s the striker I really wanted because I think he’ll be a great fit in our squad.

“Importantly, I know he has his heart set on joining us and that his own tenacity has been crucial in getting this deal done, so his commitment to Celtic is very clear. .

“We are really pleased to welcome him to the club and look forward to working with him and adding him to our team.”

Addressing. Celtic TVOh said: “I am happy to play at one of the top clubs and I am happy that my dream has come true.

“I feel like I’m on a movie set and I’m excited to be in town and I’m looking forward to the days ahead.

“This is the moment I have dreamed of and I am very excited to perform in front of the fans in the stadium.”

Before signing Oh, Celtic made an offer for his international team-mate Gue-Sung Cho, but talks with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors stalled after the player decided to consider his options.

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Will Giakoumakis leave this month?

Postecoglou said on Friday that he expected some transfer deals to be confirmed in the coming days as he reported progress in both directions, after right-back Josip Juranovic left for Union Berlin on Sunday. had departed.

Another player is expected to leave Parkhead this month. Giorgos Giakoumakis, with Celtic accepting an initial £3m bid from Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds for the striker.

Giacomakis is still considering his options amid interest from MLS side Atlanta United – who have yet to make a bid – but Postikoglou said he does not expect the Greece international to make a hasty exit. do

Asked if striker Giacomakis would still be a Celtic player until the end of January, Postecoglou said: “Until I know or hear, I expect them all to be Celtic players but all these kinds of problems. I’ve made progress. I guess. We’ll see how it all goes in the next few days.”

Giorgos Giakoumakis has scored nine goals in all competitions for Celtic this season.
Giorgos Giakoumakis is expected to leave Celtic this month.

Postecoglou also issued a warning to any members of his squad who may be worried about the lack of guaranteed game time following Celtic’s transfer business.

“There are a handful of players who haven’t had a chance this year, but for the most part they all play, they all contribute,” the manager said.

“You can guarantee game time – but you won’t play for this club or any big club.

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

“They want to be the best and they want to win every competition. To do that, they understand that you need to have a strong squad and compete for places.

“If at any point a player isn’t happy with it, or wants more game time, there’s one way to do that and that’s to train hard and present yourself in the best possible light.

“Or, you can find other opportunities elsewhere.”

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