Transfer Latest – Breakthrough in talks to bring Korean winger to Celtic

According to Korean media outlet Sport Chosun, Gangwon FC have ‘stood down’ from their stance of keeping Celtic transfer target Yang Hyun-Jun at the club until winter.

As of two days ago, a fee of £2.1 million pounds along with a 12% sell on clause had been agreed between Gangwon and Celtic, with the only stumbling block in the deal being that the Korean club didn’t want to sell until the winter transfer window due to the club currently in danger of relegation.

Hyun-Jun is desperate for the move to happen with Sport Chosun also reporting the player made a plea to his current club last week to accept Celtics approach.

“I want to go to Celtic.

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

The South Korea U23 international has registered one goal and one assist in 19 games in the K League this season.

With the signing of Marco Tilio from Melbourne just under a week ago, it remains to be seen where the potential signing of another right winger in Hyun-Jun will leave Celtic’s current options on the right side of the attack.

Liel Abada, James Forrest and Rocco Vata were Celtic’s main options in that position after the departure of Jota, but both Forrest and Abada’s futures at the club have been questioned in recent times.

Signing another talented young player is certainly a positive for Celtic, but it will be interesting to see whether the investment in this position will impact the future of the players already at the club.

James French

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