Celtic have signed South Korea striker Hyeon-Gyu Oh from Suwon Bluewings for £2.5m on a five-year deal.
The 21-year-old verbally agreed private phrases earlier this week and has now accomplished his transfer to the Scottish Premiership champions.
Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou stated: “He is a younger, gifted striker with nice attributes and somebody who is able to take the following stage in his profession – a participant who’s hungry, desperate to develop and to attain success.
“I’ve watched Oh for a while and he’s the striker I actually wished as I believe he might be an excellent slot in our squad.
“Really importantly, I do know that he had his coronary heart set on becoming a member of us too and that his personal perseverance has been essential in making this deal occur, so his dedication to hitch Celtic has been very clear.
“We are actually happy to welcome him to the membership and stay up for working with him and settling him into our squad.”
Speaking to Celtic TV, Oh stated: “I’m completely satisfied to be enjoying at one of many prime golf equipment and I’m delighted that my dream has come true.
“I really feel like I’m on a film set and I’m actually excited to be within the metropolis and I’m wanting ahead to the upcoming days.
“This is the second I’ve dreamed of and I’m actually excited to carry out in entrance of the followers on the stadium.”
Before signing Oh, Celtic had made a suggestion for his worldwide team-mate Gue-Sung Cho, however talks stalled with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors after the participant determined to weigh up his choices.
Will Giakoumakis depart this month?
Postecoglou stated on Friday that he anticipated some switch dealings to be confirmed within the coming days as he reported progress in each instructions, with right-back Josip Juranovic subsequently departing for Union Berlin on Sunday.
Another participant anticipated to go away Parkhead this month is Giorgos Giakoumakis, with Celtic accepting a bid price an preliminary £3m from Japanese membership Urawa Red Diamonds for the striker.
Giakoumakis continues to be weighing up his choices amid curiosity from MLS aspect Atlanta United – who’re but to make a bid – however Postecoglou stated he doesn’t count on the Greece worldwide to make a hasty exit.
When requested if striker Giakoumakis will nonetheless be a Celtic participant by the tip of January, Postecoglou stated: “Until I do know or hear in any other case, I count on all of them to be Celtic gamers however there was progress with all these sorts of points. I assume over the following few days we are going to see the way it all performs out.”
Postecoglou additionally had a warning for any members of his squad who could also be upset at a scarcity of assured enjoying time following Celtic’s switch enterprise.
“There’s been a handful of gamers who have not had a chance this yr, however largely all of them play, all of them contribute,” stated the supervisor.
“You can have assured sport time – however you will not play for this membership or any huge membership.
“You can get it at a membership the place they are not as sturdy or not competing for trophies, however that is not what the largest gamers need.
“They need to be the most effective they usually need to win each competitors. To try this, they perceive you have to have a powerful squad and compete for locations.
“If at any level a participant will not be proud of that, or desires extra sport time, there’s a technique to try this and that’s to coach exhausting and current your self in the absolute best gentle.
“Or, you’ll be able to search for different alternatives elsewhere.”
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