CHO GUE-SUNG’s move to Celtic could still go ahead this summer, with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors’ technical director, Ji-Seung Park, admitting he’d happily sell the player to Celtic.
Fellow countryman Hyeongyu Oh made the move from Korea to Scotland in January, after the Cho transfer saga dragged on before reports stated he was keen to stay on in his homeland before assessing his options in the summer.
The former Manchester United midfielder conceded that his club would probably lose Cho in the summer, but admitted it was the right time for him to move on, claiming he was ready to do so.
Speaking to Football Scotland, Ji-Seung Park said:
“Celtic participate in European competition which is a great experience for the player and Cho would get an opportunity to express himself by playing in the Scottish league.
“It would be perfect for him to improve in the future and he could stay at Celtic or Rangers which would be totally fine, or he could move on to a bigger league.
“Celtic or Rangers would be great for him to be his next step in his career. In the winter there were a few clubs interested but we didn’t make a deal, but this summer I am happy to sell him and I think he’ll be ready for his next step. First he needs to do well in our league and keep up his level, then prove it himself and I’m sure he can go to Europe in the summer.”
Celtic currently have two natrual strikers at the club, so bringing another one in would be a smart move. However, in recent weeks we have seen Maeda move to the central position with Oh remaining on the bench, but the Korean striker was still gewtting up to match fitness at the time.