South Korea striker Oh Hyeon-gyu vowed to repay Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou for his persistence after lastly finishing his dream transfer to Europe.
The 21-year-old instructed reporters on Thursday that he first heard concerning the Scottish champions’ curiosity again in September.
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However the deal was solely finalised earlier this week when Celtic paid Suwon Samsung Bluewings a reported $AUD4.3m.
“The second I heard concerning the provide I all the time dreamed about coming over to Celtic. When Celtic supplied I didn’t have to consider the rest,” Oh mentioned.
“As a boy I all the time dreamed about shifting to a European membership – it was considered one of my huge goals.” Oh joins Celtic’s assortment of Asian expertise, with six Japanese gamers having adopted Postecoglou to Scotland from the J-League over the previous two years.
The striker mentioned the persistence of the previous Australia boss to get his most popular goal was key to the switch’s completion.
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“It was a fairly lengthy few months of negotiations. It might have been simple for the supervisor to surrender when it doesn’t seem to be figuring out however I’m very grateful that the supervisor didn’t give me up,” he added.
“I’m very glad to lastly be right here. As a lot because the supervisor needed me, I wish to pay him again by scoring quite a lot of objectives.” Oh might make his debut when Celtic journey to Dundee United on Sunday trying to take one other step in the direction of retaining the Scottish Premiership title.
“I wish to give an excellent impression on my debut and a match that no-one can ever neglect,” mentioned Oh.
Postecoglou was delighted to have snapped up the teen.
“He’s a younger, proficient striker with nice attributes and somebody who is able to take the following stage in his profession,” Postecoglou instructed the Celtic web site.
“I’ve watched Oh for a while and he’s the striker I actually needed as I believe he will likely be a fantastic slot in our squad.
“Actually 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.”
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