The British media presented reasons why Oh Hyun-kyu, who is nearing a Celtic transfer, could be a better choice than Cho Kyu-seong.
Britain’s Daily Record said on the 23rd 토토사이트 (Korean time), “Celtic seemed likely to recruit Cho Kyu-seong earlier, but now it seems that Oh Hyun-kyu is closer. and 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won).”
Born in 2001, Hyungyu Oh is a promising player who quickly rose to prominence on the professional stage despite his young age. He stepped on the professional stage in 2019, and in the 2020 season, he enlisted in Sangju Sangmu (now Sangmu Kim Cheon) and even solved his military problems. Last year, his presence exploded. He scored 13 goals and 3 assists in 36 K-League 1 matches.
He was also able to indirectly experience a big stage with the best players in Korea during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He did not make the final 26-man roster, but he did train with him to Qatar. Coach Paulo Bento also seems to have been keeping an eye on Oh’s potential.
After that, it started to connect with the European stage. The candidate for the destination was Celtic. Celtic wanted to strengthen their striker through the January transfer window, and turned their attention to the Asian market. At first, he was linked with Cho Kyu-sung, but when the negotiation process with Jeonbuk Hyundai did not progress, he turned his target to Oh Hyun-kyu. It is now known that the transfer is very imminent.
In the midst of this, ‘Daily Record’ mentioned that Oh Hyun-kyu could be a better choice than Cho Kyu-sung. First of all, the media said, “If Celtic wants to replace forward striker Giorgos Giakowmakis (currently 6 goals in the league), Cho Kyu-seong will be a more certain choice. In terms of scoring ability, Cho Kyu-seong is ahead of Oh Hyun-kyu.”
He added, “The numbers you can see are not everything. Oh Hyun-kyu played more on the left side than the center, and Cho Kyu-seong recorded 33% more shots in each game. Also, Cho Kyu-seong had 400 more minutes of playing time. Both Oh Hyun-kyu and Cho Kyu-sung played a lot Although he is a type, Oh Hyun-gyu comes down to a deeper position, and Cho Kyu-seong is positioned between the defenses.”
Also, ‘Daily Record’ raised Oh Hyun-gyu’s hand from a long-term perspective. Hyungyu Oh is currently 21 years old. He is 3 years younger than Cho Kyu-sung. Considering his age, the potential rate of return is higher for Oh Hyun-gyu. Considering Celtic’s recent move to quadruple profits by selling Josip Yuranovich, these points can also be reasons for turning to Oh Hyun-kyu.”