Celtic chose Cho Kyu-seong as a substitute to prepare for the departure of a large number of strikers.
The British Daily Mail reported on the 9th (Korean time), “Celtic submitted a recruitment offer for Korea’s World Cup star Cho Kyu-sung after the J-League Urawa Reds started negotiations on the transfer of Celtic striker Georgios Yakomakis.”
Cho Kyu-seong scored 17 goals in the K-League 1 in the 2022 season and became the top scorer. Thanks to his performance in his team, he was named in the final roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Cho Kyu-seong, who started attracting attention as a substitute in the first match of the group stage, scored two goals with a header in the match against Ghana in the second match of the group stage, in which she started as a starter, becoming the first multi-goal hero in Korean soccer history in a single World Cup match.
Cho Kyu-seong has received a lot of attention from the club for his performance on the World Cup stage, and the possibility of leaving the Korean stage and playing an active role in the European stage has also increased.
Celtic of Scotland, Galatasaray of Turkey, and Fenerbahce were mentioned, 스포츠토토 and recently, it was reported that Germany’s Bundesliga Mainz submitted a proposal for Cho Kyu-sung to his current team, Jeonbuk Hyundai.
The Daily Mail said, “Yakomakis was frustrated with the lack of salary and playing time. Urawa wants to strengthen their attack by signing him,” explained the situation of the Celtic striker.
“Celtic pointed out Korean striker Cho Kyu-seong as a replacement for Yakomakis. Jeonbuk director Ji-Sung Park is negotiating, and the Scottish champion is ready to pay £3 million (approximately 4.6 billion won) for Cho Kyu-sung.”
British media Sky Sports also reported that “Celtic club offered Jeonbuk 3 million pounds to bring Korean striker Cho Kyu-sung,” and Celtic’s interest in Cho Kyu-sung seems to be very great.
Meanwhile, Celtic is facing the possibility of transferring other strikers besides Yakomakis, and it is urgent to recruit attacking resources such as the recruitment of Cho Kyu-seong.
Japanese striker Daizen Maeda has also recently received interest from Southampton, and the possibility of a transfer has been raised.
Maeda played in 19 games this season and recorded 5 goals and 5 assists, making him one of the pillars of Celtic’s attack along with Kyogo Furuhashi.
If both Maeda and Yakomakis, a backup resource, transfer in the winter, a gap in Celtic’s offensive power is inevitable. Celtic is showing an attitude to replace him quickly with the recruitment of Cho Kyu-sung.