Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors has revealed they want current Celtic target Cho Gue-sung to stay at the club until the summer.
Football Scotland is exclusively reporting that the South Korean club isn’t keen on selling their World Cup star in January and will look to hold onto Cho for a little while.
Celtic have been looking at the 24-year-old as a possible attacking option. However, there have been ZERO bids for the player yet, and Cho is keeping a lid on any interest from Europe.
Cho is another example of Celtic casting their net far and wide in pursuing top talent. We’ve signed Alistair Johnston from Canadian Side Montreal this month and also brought in Yuki Kobayashi from Japan.
The globe-trotting Celtic scouts want to unearth talent before they become financially out of reach. Cho Gue-sung didn’t do himself any harm at the World Cup in Qatar, and Celtic isn’t the only European club keeping tabs on the striker.
Celtic have Kyogo and Giakoumakis as their two key frontmen. Rumours surrounding Giakoumakis mean Celtic need to be able to pivot and be proactive should anything come of that before the January deadline.