KWON HYEON-KYU has joined Yosuke Ideguchi through the Celtic exit.
The midfielder has yet to kick a ball in competitive action for the champions since his £850,000 arrival from South Korea in the summer.
Now Kwon, 22, who signed a five-year contract at the Hoops, has agreed a loan deal with St Mirren until the end of the season in an effort to get some game-time.
Twenty-seven-year-old Japanese ace Ideguchi left in a permanent £740,000 switch to J-League champions Yokohama F Marinos earlier in the week, as CQN
Central defender Nat Phillips has already returned to Liverpool after his short-term switch expired at the turn of the year.
TWO FOR THE ROAD…Nat Phillips and Kwon Hyeon-kyu have left Celtic this month.
Paisley boss Stephen Robinson revealed talks with Brendan Rodgers concerning Kwon and he is delighted to land the ball-winner who joined up at Parkhead in a double deal with winger Yang Hyun-jun in July.
Referring to his new recruit’s qualities, the Saints gaffer, speaking to the Daily Record
, said: “He’s a player who comes highly recommended. Celtic were very keen for him to come to us which is a compliment to the coaching staff here.
“He’s played a lot of games in South Korea and was signed by Celtic for big money. It was an area we needed to strengthen in midfield and we believe he will come in and add that strength.
“I’ve had some good conversations with Brendan Rodgers about him and we’re delighted to have him in.”
WELCOME TO PAISLEY…St Mirren boss Stephen Robinson with loan Bhoy Kwon Hyeon-kyu.
Next to leave is likely to be Japanese centre-back Yuki Kobayashi who has been linked with Serie A duo Lecce and Bologna.
The 23-year-old left-sided defender, who arrived as a free agent from Vissel Kobe a year ago, has yet to figure since the return of Rodgers in June.
Winger Marco Tilio, currently on international duty with Australia in the Asian Cup, has played only 28 minutes with cameo substitute appearances against Motherwell and Hibs and could be heading home on a temporary transfer.
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Others will follow before the window closes at the end of the month.