Celtic agree £2.1m fee for winger but selling club want loan-back

Yang Hyun-Jun has said that he will give up his salary in order to secure a move to Celtic. The 21-year-old is subject to interest from the Scottish Champions and wants to test himself in Europe but his side are unwilling to allow a deal to allow a summer transfer despite having agreed a deal.

Gangwon are increasingly reluctant to sell him given their precarious league position. As reported by Football Scotland, Hyun-Jun is desperate for a deal to take place and is even willing to forego his salary to sweeten the deal. Although, it appears that there is little financial pressure with regards to Gangwon as they have already agreed a £2.1m fee and 12% sell-on fee.

Speaking last month to a South Korean news outlet, the right-winger said he wants to move to Glasgow.

“I want to go in the summer, not winter. I hope they allow it as promised.”

The article continues by saying the club were pushing a deal but given their league position, they sought a loan-back clause in the deal which would mean that the talented youngster would not join Celtic until January.

In 67 games, Yang has nine goals and five assists with Gangwon. It will be interesting to see whether there is any further movement in the attacker given that the teams appear to be at a deadlock with regards to their positions.

Celtic have already agreed deals for Odin Thiago Holm and Marco Tilio as Brendan Rodgers continues his reshaping of the squad ahead of the new season. The manager will want his team to be in place ahead of the tour to Japan/South Korea for the second half of July.

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