Celtic are pursuing the signature of South Korean striker Cho Gue-sung and it is being reported that the Hoops are willing to insert a sell-on clause into his contract if he joins the Scottish champions.

The 24-year-old is a player who Ange Postecoglou has been tracking for a while but his profile came to prominence when he represented his national team at the World Cup in Qatar.

He has been attracting interest from a number of clubs including Bundesliga side Mainz who appear to have been priced out a deal to sign the striker as Celtic currently look in a strong position to complete the deal.

It was reported that Hoops representatives held talks in London with officials from K-League side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors on Tuesday but it is unknown if there was anything agreed.

Cho Gue-sung
Soccer Football – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 – Group H – South Korea v Ghana – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar – November 28, 2022 South Korea’s Cho Gue-sung in action with Ghana’s Gideon Mensah and Mohammed Salisu REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that both Celtic and Minnesota United are willing to include sell-on clauses in any deal reach for Gue-sung as the Parkhead club are willing to currently pay €3 million with a 50% sell-on clause up to €6 million while the MLS side have offered €5 million up front along with a 30% sell-on fee for any future sale.

There is a desire on Gue-sung’s part to play in European football but these talks could still rumble on for a while yet.


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