CELTIC have completed the signing of South Korean striker Oh Hyeon-gyu.
Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou has been keen to strengthen his attacking options and he’s got his man.
Oh in action for South Korea[/caption]
Having targeted a move for World Cup star Cho Gue-sung, fellow Korean international Oh soon emerged as an alternative option.
And he’s now put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Parkhead.
SunSport revealed over the weekend that Celtic had agreed terms with Oh who joins for a fee of around £2.5million.
Suwon Samsung Bluewings were keen to keep a hold of Oh who had made no secret of his desire to play in Europe.
And the 21-year old has now got his wish, with Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou thrilled to land his man.
“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.”
Capped once by his country, Oh enjoyed his most prolific season yet last campaign.
He bagged 14 goals in all competitions for Suwon.
It was Oh who scored a crucial – and dramatic – 120th minute goal against FC Anyang in the relegation play-off to help Suwon retain their place in the K League.
Oh becomes Celtic’s fourth January signing.
Alistair Johnston and Yuki Kobayashi had both been snapped up by the Hoops before the window even opened, with Tomoki Iwata the third arrival.
Oh’s signing softens the blow of Giorgos Giakoumakis‘ impending departure from Celtic.
The big Greek striker looks set to follow Josip Juranovic out of the Parkhead exit door this month, with Atlanta United now looking likeliest to snap up the star.