Celtic striker Oh Hyeon-gyu has been named in the South Korea squad for their upcoming international fixtures [@theKFA]. 

The 21-year-old forward will be available for the friendly matches against Colombia and Uruguay.

He joined Celtic during the January transfer window for a fee believed to be around £2.5 million from K-League side Suwon Bluewings [Read more here].

Since his arrival in Scottish football, he has made nine appearances for the Scottish champions and managed to notch two goals which have both came against St Mirren.

Oh Hyeon-gyu
5th March 2023; St Mirren Park, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, Scottish Premiership Football, St Mirren versus Celtic; Hyeongyu Oh of Celtic celebrates after he makes it 5-1 from the penalty spot in the 81st minute

Oh has to compete against Kyogo Furuhashi for a place in the starting line up which is extremely difficult due to the form which the 28-year-old striker is in.

He has been an effective player off the bench and really impressed when he came on against Rangers in the final of the Viaplay Cup as he helped to pin the opposition back a few yards.

The Celtic striker has only made one appearance for his country which came back in November against Iceland during an international friendly. He was part of the squad which travelled to Qatar for the World Cup but sacrificed his place Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min.

This international break will be the first that he experiences the long haul travel from Glasgow back to South Korea which he will likely need to get used to as a number of his teammates also need to travel long distance.

Also named in the squad is former Celtic transfer target Cho Gue-sung who he will compete against for a start in the two matches.


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