Suwon Samsung, a professional soccer club, is in trouble for recruiting due to the overseas transfer of Oh Hyeon-gyu (22, photo), who was picked as the main shooter this year.
Britain’s ‘Sky Sports’ reported on the 23rd that Celtic of Scotland had agreed to sign Oh Hyun-kyu for a transfer fee of 2.5 million pounds (approximately 3.8 billion won) with Suwon. He also added the news that the transfer will be completed within a few days as he has also completed personal negotiations with Oh Hyun-gyu.
Suwon also acknowledged the transfer saying, “We haven’t reached a final agreement yet, but we are discussing the transfer of Oh Hyun-kyu.”
Oh Hyun-gyu, who scored 13 goals (7th place) in the K-League 1 last year, is the goal scorer responsible for a significant share of Suwon’s total goals (44 goals). 헤라카지노도메인
Suwon coach Lee Byeong-geun used Oh Hyeon-kyu in the front line last year to release the attack, but this idea has not changed this year as well. This is the background of Suwon’s persistent rejection of Celtic’s transfer offer.
However, as Suwon virtually approved Oh Hyun-kyu’s transfer, he had to hurry to prepare an alternative to fill his void.
If Oh Hyeon-gyu leaves, the only player who will take charge of Suwon’s front line is Ahn Byeong-jun. Ahn Byung-joon, who was the K-League 2 (second division) top scorer, lived up to expectations to some extent with seven goals after wearing a Suwon uniform in July of last year.
However, additional recruitment is inevitable as Ahn Byung-jun is a player who needs to be managed due to a knee problem.
Akosti and Basani, acquired by Suwon in the transfer market this winter, are both players who are more focused on assist than goal. Akosti won the top assists (11 assists) in FC Anyang in the K-League 2 last year, and Basani is praised for his reckless dribbling.
As a result, in the soccer field, the prospect that Suwon will focus on recruiting foreign players is dominant in a situation where there are not many native strikers left in the transfer market.
Some predict that Leonardo (11 goals), who played for Ulsan Hyundai last year, will wear the Suwon uniform.
Leonardo, who belongs to Shandong Taishan in the Chinese Super League, boasts a high ransom, but it may not be a bad choice in that he is already a proven striker.
However, Suwon is somewhat burdened by the pain of failing to recruit foreign strikers such as Sebastian Groening, Nicolao, Antonis, and Krupic last year.
A general manager of a local club said, “I know that Suwon is promoting the recruitment of foreign players.”