Korean journalist on Kwon Hyeok-kyu – “Big CDM with tons and tons of potential”

The excitement is building as the Hoops look to intensify their summer transfer window recruitment drive of 2023. After signing Odin Thiago Holm from Valerenga in Norway and Marco Tilio for the Australian A-League, Brendan Rodgers has turned his attention to South Korean pair, Yang Hyun-jun and Kwon Hyeok-kyu now.

With Mark Lawwell and co. being on point with transfers for the past while at Celtic Park, both the Gangwon FC winger and towering Busan IPark midfielder have reputedly been on the list at Lennoxtown for a while now, which means the scouting team have done their due diligence on the duo ahead of any potential move to Glasgow’s East End.

This latest tit-bit from South Korean journalist, Jason Lee has certainly got the juices flowing at the prospect of the Bhoys landing a big, physically imposing defensive midfielder – something we have sadly lacked for quite some time now in all honesty. With a lack of a physical edge clearly flagging up in Glasgow Derby matches and in Champions League group stage football, more steel is most welcome.

Lee has gone on record via social media site Twitter to dub the pair “two of the most promising young players in Korea”, whilst he also enthused about the big midfielder Kwon Hyeok-kyu, describing him as a “sneaky signing” and also a “big CDM with tons and tons of potential”.

Here’s what he said full:

“Celtic mean business. They get two of the most promising young players in Korea. Kwon especially a sneaky good signing, especially since he’s a player that Celtic have looked at since the Postecoglou era. Big CDM with tons and tons of potential.”

Paul Gillespie

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