NEW Bhoy Oh Hyeon-gyu is gearing up for a memorable first outing in Celtic colours.

The South Korean striker aims to slay the opposition and highlight his penalty-box qualities when he takes his bow for the champions.

The ambitious and determined 21-year-old international hitman admitted: “I want to give a good impression on my debut and make it a match that nobody will forget.

“I know that Celtic is a very pro-active team and I think I’m a player who is very strong in the penalty box. I think I can take a good position when there’s a chance.

LAUGHING BHOY…Oh Hyeon-gyu is all smiles as he meets the press.

“Training was very tough yesterday, but it’s my time to adapt and when I’ve adapted I am sure that I can make a big development here.”

Oh, who signed a five-year contract after his K-League outfit Suwon Samsung Bluewings accepted a £2.5million offer from the Parkhead club, first heard about Ange Postecoglou’s interest in September last year.

The energetic raider, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “It was all thanks to the manager because it was a pretty long time and a few months of negotiations.

“It could have been easy for the manager to give up if it didn’t seem like working out, but I’m thankful that the manager didn’t give up.

“As it took a long time I was a little bit nervous, but as a player there was nothing I could do.

“As a Suwon player at that time, I had to show my best performances for them and now I am very happy to be here finally.

“As the manager wanted me so much, I want to pay him back by scoring a lot of goals.”

I’M WATCHING YOU…Ange Postecoglou keeps an eye on Oh Hyeon-gyu at Lennoxtown.

Oh added: “From the moment I heard the offer, I dreamed about coming over to Celtic, so I was looking forward to meeting the fans and everything.

“I believed that if I showed good performances with Suwon that I would one day maybe become a Celtic player, so I was looking forward to that moment.

“As a youth player I always dreamed about moving to a European club. It was one of my big aims and I believe that with Suwon I had good development and now is my time to move on and become a Celtic player.

“When Celtic offered, I didn’t have to think about anything else.”

Boss Postecoglou now has a decision to make to see if his latest recruit makes his first appearance against Dundee United at Tannadice on Sunday.

Oh was the manager’s fourth purchase in this transfer window and the previous three – Canadian World Cup right-back Alistair Johnston and J-League duo Yuki Kobayahsi and Tomoki Iwata – all played a part in the 5-0 Scottish Cup win over Morton in Glasgow at the weekend.


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