Transfer Latest – Another signing looks incoming

News coming out of South Korea indicates that Celtic target Yang Hyun-Jun is edging closer to a move to Glasgow to play for the Scottish Champions.

It was widely reported that his club Gangwon FC were blocking any possible move for the 21 year old until the end of the year when the Korean league draws to a close, and as Gangwon are fighting relegation they are unsurprisingly reluctant to part with their star player.

According to several sources the winger has came to an understanding with the club about his desire to leave this summer. He was reportedly willing to give up his salary to cushion any blow of his departure such is his desire to move to Glasgow.

South Korean K League soccer match Seongnam FC vs Incheon United FC in Seongnam. Yang Jun-Ah 2nd R of Incheon United FC in action against Kim Hyun-Sung R of Seongnam FC as Incheon United FC s goalkeeper Lee Tae-Hui watches during their K League 1 soccer match at Tancheon Sports Complex in Seongnam, south of Seoul, South Korea, September 27, 2020.  Photo Jaewon Lee

It now seems there has been a bit of a breakthrough and we could soon see the South Korean in the Hoops shortly as Brendan Rodgers looks to add his third signing to the squad after bringing in Norwegian midfielder Odin Thiago Holm and Australian winger Marco Tilio. Now Yang Hyun-Jun looks like being Celtic third signing of the summer transfer window.

Earlier this week, Yang said as reported by Sports Chosun: “It is an opportunity that does not come easily (to join Celtic). I told the CEO, general manager, and coach that I wanted to advance.

“Europe is said to be easier to adapt to in the summer. Of course, the team is in a difficult situation, but when an offer came from the United States last season, the goal was to go to Europe.

“So I didn’t go to America and stayed with the team. Also, if an offer comes from Europe, the club said they would actively help.

“Celtic is a good offer, so I want to go. I have to do my best as a member of Gangwon. But I think the desire to go will still be there. I want to go to Celtic this summer. I hope Gangwon will allow me to transfer. If the transfer fee isn’t enough, I’ll even give my salary.”

His move to Celtic now seems imminent.

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