OH yes!” Celtic to visit Korea… pre-season tour to Japan
Oh Hyun-gyu is the power. Celtic will visit Korea this coming summer.
Celtic announced on its official SNS on the 2nd (Korean time), “Celtic will visit Korea on a pre-season tour this summer. Details will be announced later.” It was a bonus to emphasize Oh Hyun-kyu by saying “OH yes!”
This visit coincides with Celtic’s visit to Japan. “We are delighted to announce that Celtic will head to Japan for a fantastic pre-season tour this summer. Celtic will be visiting Japan for a week, with exciting details to be announced officially in the coming days,” said Celtic.
Celtic is famous for being an Asian friendly club. Many Asian players have already grown into players who can compete in Europe through Celticㅋㅋㅋ벳. Currently, seven players from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are playing for Celtic.
Especially many Japanese players. The influence of Enze Postecoglu, who moved to Celtic after holding the baton for three and a half years at Yokohama F. Marinos, cannot be ignored. Celtic signed three Japanese players this season alone, and Kyogo Furuhashi, Leo Hatate, and Daizen Maeda are playing an active part.
There is also a relationship with Korea. Celtic acquired Ki Sung-yueng and Cha Doo-ri around 2010. Ki Sung-yueng developed a physical struggle at Celtic and became a leading player in the Premier League, and Cha Doo-ri also showed off his skills as a full-back.
Recently, Hyungyu Oh was also recruited. Oh Hyun-gyu was one of the brightest prospects in the K-League 1 in 2022, and he plays mostly as a substitute in Celtic, scoring 3 goals in 15 matches. Celtic is aiming for a ‘domestic treble’ with Oh Hyun-kyu.
Oh Hyun-kyu also had an impact on Celtic’s trip to Korea this time. Celtic has high expectations enough to recruit Oh Hyun-kyu for 2.8 million euros (approximately 4.1 billion won), and has also paid attention to entering the Korean market. In March, Celtic’s plans for a pre-season tour of Korea were reported through local media.
Celtic announced a visit to Korea with Oh Hyun-gyu as the main character. In the video, Oh Hyun-gyu saw the official statement of the club announcing his visit to Japan and had a conversation with the manager, then left the room and clenched his fists. Afterwards, Celtic made it official by announcing that they would visit Korea in July.