Double Delight – Celtic announce second Korean signing Kwon Hyeok-kyu

Celtic have given the supporters something to get excited about this Monday afternoon. After the announcement that the Hoops had officially captured South Korean talent, Yang Hyun-jun, the club have now revealed that we have completed a deal for his compatriot, Kwon Hyeok-kyu.

Kwon has signed a five-year deal just like Yang and will not be able to join up with his teammates at Lennoxtown this week. With the majority of his new team away on a pre-season tour of Japan, the players will get to meet up with the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers and Anthony Ralston who are in Scotland regaining fitness.

The 22-year-old midfielder has arrived from Busan IPark in the K-League 2 and will add some steel and grit to the defensive side of the middle of the park for the Hoops. It’s something that has been sorely lacking in recent times at Celtic Park and with a crack at UEFA Champions League group stage football looming, Kwon could provide that security going forward.

The big man was over the moon to sign with the Scottish Premiership Champions and said: “This is a great move for me, to be joining the Scottish champions, and I am looking forward to working with the manager and the players.

“I know that Celtic is already very well-known back home, and I am sure the support will continue to increase now there are three South Korean players, and it will be good to play alongside them.”

Manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with the move and said:

“We’re also very pleased to bring Kwon to the club, on the same day that we’ve also announced the signing of Yang. Again, he is a player that the club has been aware of for some time, so it’s great that we’ve completed the deal and I know that the player is delighted with the move.”

“We’re looking forward to both players joining up with the squad and playing their part in what we hope will be another successful campaign.”

Paul Gillespie

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