Loan move could be perfect step for Celtic’s £2.5m striker

Celtic striker Oh Hyeon-gyu is attracting interest from Belgium ahead of a proposed summer switch…

 Oh Hyeongyu celebrates scoring during the Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibs at Celtic Park on December 06, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The South Korean striker faded into a peripheral figure in the final three months of last season under Brendan Rodgers after signing in January 2023.

With Adam Idah and Kyogo vying for the starting spot in the attack, Oh found himself consigned to the bench before disappearing out of the matchday squads altogether.

According to Record Sport, Oh Hyeongyu  is one of Belgian side Genk’s top targets and they’re in talks with Celtic over a move. It isn’t clear whether this would be a permanent move or a loan switch but the latter would be beneficial to both Celtic and the player.

Celtic paid £2.5m for the talent around 18 months ago and he has scored 12 goals in 47 appearances. They’re not the most flattering stats but his goal/minute ratio is one goal in every 109 minutes.

A loan move would get the game time that the big centre forward requires to show the manager that he has the requisite skill to play for Celtic. However it appears that Genk want to sign the Celtic striker on a £3.5m transfer and that fee looks like getting the green light from Parkhead.

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