Hyeongyu Oh has vowed to give Celtic fans a “game they won’t forget” when he makes his debut after realising a childhood dream by signing for the Scottish champions.
The South Korea international, who joined the Hoops from K-League side Suwon Bluewings in a deal worth around £2.5m on Wednesday, has dreamed of playing in Europe since visiting Old Trafford as a 12-year-old schoolboy.
Now that he has achieved that aim, he is desperate to make the most of it and is looking to hit the ground running.
With top scorer Kyogo Furuhashi leading the line, Oh may have to wait to get a run in the team but he has promised supporters a treat when he finally makes his bow.
He said: “I want to give a good impression on my debut and make it a match that no one will be able to forget.
“The manager showed a lot of faith in me to bring me here, and I want to pay him back by scoring lots of goals.”
The 21-year-old, who scored 14 goals in the South Korean top flight last year, says he was aware of Celtic’s interest from September and he knew straight away that he couldn’t let the opportunity pass.
He said: “From the moment I heard the offer, I always dreamed about coming over to Celtic and I was looking forward to meeting the fans.
“I always believed that if I put in good performances in South Korea that I would become a Celtic player, so I have been looking forward to this moment.
“Since I have been a youth player I have always dreamed about playing for a big European club, that has always been my aim.
“I believe I developed well at my former club and this was my time to move on and become a Celtic player.
“I have always wanted to play in a European league since I visited the UK in 2015.
“From that moment I knew I wanted to play for one of the big clubs.
“When Celtic offered I never even had to consider anything else because I knew right away I wanted to come here.”