Celtic confirm signing of South Korea striker Hyeongyu Oh

The 21-year-old has signed a five-year deal at the Scottish champions.

Celtic confirm signing of South Korea striker Hyeongyu Oh Getty Images

Celtic have signed South Korea striker Hyeongyu Oh.

The Scottish champions confirmed the signing on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old, who made his debut for the national team in 2022, joins from K-League side Suwon Samsung Bluewings for around £2.5m.

He has signed a five-year-deal at the Premiership league leaders.

Oh, who scored 14 goals in the South Korean top flight last year, has been high on Ange Postecoglou’s wanted list as a potential replacement for Giorgos Giakoumakis who is expected to leave this month.

The Greek forward has been linked with a move to Japan or the USA.

The manager welcomed the new addition to Celtic Park.

He said: “We are delighted to bring Oh to Celtic.

“He is a young, talented striker with great attributes and someone who is ready to take the next stage in his career – a player who is hungry, eager to develop and to achieve success.

“I have watched Oh for some time and he is the striker I really wanted as I think he will be a great fit in our squad.

“Really importantly, I know that he had his heart set on joining us too and that his own perseverance has been crucial in making this deal happen, 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 settling him into our squad.”

Oh was named in the preliminary South Korea squad for the World Cup but wasn’t included in the 25-men picked to represent the country in Qatar.

The signing comes just days after defender Josip Juranovic sealed a move to Union Berlin in a deal believed to be worth around £10m.

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