CELTIC have agreed a £2.5million fee for South Koean striker Oh Hyeon-gyu with his club Suwon Samsung Bluewings, as CQN reported yesterday.
The deal has been given the green light and the 21-year-old international frontman is on his way to the champions.
Oh has accepted personal terms and is expected to finalise the move by signing a five-year contract in the next few days.
Ange Postecoglou’s champions had also made an offer for Oh’s South Korean team-mate Cho Gue-sung Cho, but talks have stalled with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors after the player decided he needed more time to weigh up his options.
BALL BHOY…South Korean striker Oh Hyeon-gyu is heading for Celtic.
Reports insist the Hoops will continue to monitor the World Cup star’s situation.
Oh had pushed for a dream move to Europe and is now set to be granted his wish, according to Sky Sports.
Suwon boss Lee Byeong-geun admitted he couldn’t “break his heart” and gave the okay for the transfer to be completed.
Oh scored 14 goals last season, an achievement which attracted the attention of Postecoglou.
The versatile forward will be the Parkhead gaffer’s fourth signing of this window as he follows Canadian right-back Alistair Johnston and J-League double-act Yuki Kobayashi, a left-sided centre-back, and defensive midfielder Tomoki Iwata.
The trio all played a role in Celtic’s 5-0 Scottish Cup win over Morton in Glasgow at the weekend.