Celtic have signed South Korean striker Hyun-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 Championship champions.
“Celtic” head coach Ange Postecoglou said. “He is a young, talented striker with great qualities and someone who is ready to move on to the next stage of his career. a player who is hungry, wants to develop and achieve success.”
“I’ve been watching Oh for a while and he’s a striker I really wanted because I think he’ll fit in perfectly with our team.
“It’s really important that I know he also wanted to join us and that his determination has been crucial to getting this deal done, so his determination to join Celtic has been very clear.
“We are really pleased to welcome him to the club and look forward to working with him and getting him into our team.”
Speaking Celtic TV“I am happy to play in one of the top clubs and I am happy that my dream came true.
“I feel like I’m on a movie set and I’m really excited to be in the city and I’m looking forward to the days ahead.
“This is the moment I’ve been dreaming of and I’m really excited to perform in front of the fans at the stadium.”
Before signing Oh, Celtic made a bid for international team-mate Gu-Sung Cho, but talks broke down with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors after the player decided to weigh up his options.
Will Jakoumakis leave this month?
Postecoglou said on Friday he expected some transfer deals to be confirmed in the coming days as he reported progress in both directions, with right-back Josip Juranovic then leaving for Union Berlin on Sunday.
Another player expected to leave Parkhead this month Giorgos Giakoumakis Celtic have accepted an initial £3m bid from Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds. for the attacker.
Dzakoumakis is still weighing his options amid interest from MLS side Atlanta United, who have yet to make a bid, but Postecoglou said he does not expect the Greece international to leave in a hurry.
When asked if striker Giacomakis will still be a Celtic player until the end of January, Postecoglou said: “Until I know or hear otherwise, I expect they will all be Celtic players, but there has been progress on all those sorts of things. We’ll see how things pan out over the next few days.”
Postecoglou also had a warning for anyone in his squad who may be upset at the lack of guaranteed game time following Celtic’s transfer business.
“There are a few players who haven’t had a chance this year, but basically they’re all playing, they’re all contributing,” the manager said.
“You might be guaranteed game time but you won’t play for this club or any big club.
“You can get that at a club where they’re not that strong or they’re not fighting for trophies, but that’s not what the biggest players want.
“They want to be the best and they want to win every tournament. To do this, they understand that they need to have a strong team and compete for places.
“If at any point a player is not happy with that or wants more playing time, there is only one way to do it, and that is to train hard and present yourself in the best possible light.
“Or, you can look for other opportunities elsewhere.”
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