Yang Hyun-jun fulfills dream of playing in Europe… Kim Byung-ji ‘officially announces his move to Celtic’

Yang Hyun-jun (21-Gangwon FC) will play in Europe. Kangwon FC President Kim Byung-ji personally announced the news of Yang’s transfer.

“The biggest issue is the transfer of Yang Hyun-jun, but I asked for a live broadcast to deliver the news accurately. I arranged this to communicate directly when there is an important issue in the future,” Kim Byung-ji said on the official YouTube channel of Gangwon FC on the 15th, adding, “The keyword (of the broadcast) is ‘Yang Hyun-jun is transferring to Celtic.

“I hope he goes to Celtic and does really well. Yang Hyun-joon is the future of Gangwon and a treasure. (But) for the sake of the player’s dream and the future development of Korean soccer, he should go to Celtic,” he said. “The other day, the owner also said that he would like us to support his dream. He also asked me to make every effort to strengthen the squad.”

Earlier, Kangwon announced on the club’s official channel that a major announcement would be made at 5:50 p.m. on May 15. Kangwon’s big announcement was related to the news of Yang Hyun-joon’s transfer to Celtic.

According to one soccer insider, Celtic had offered €2 million ($2.85 billion) for the player, but the two sides agreed to a final price of €2.75 million ($3.93 billion). Gangwon president Kim Jin-tae reportedly promised to “invest” Yang’s transfer fee in strengthening the squad.

Yang Hyun-jun and Gangwon were at odds during the summer transfer window. After receiving an offer from Celtic, Yang wanted to fulfill his dream of reaching Europe this time around, but the club was against it. Gangwon, who are facing relegation, were unwilling to let go of their ace from last season.

On the 2nd, Yang said, “My personal problems affect my performance. Whether I stay here or go there, I think I can help this team by solving this problem. I think I need to resolve it this week and prepare for it,” and “If the transfer fee is not enough, I would like to take a cut from my salary to go,” he said, expressing his frustration while also expressing his desire to go to Europe.

The conflict seemed to deepen, but on the fifth, everything was resolved. Head coach Yoon Jeong-hwan and other senior Gangwon officials met at the clubhouse in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, to discuss Yang’s transfer. Gangwon, who had been opposed to the move due to their relegation status, decided to actively support Yang’s move to Celtic. After discussions with the club’s senior officials, CEO Kim Byung-ji held a private meeting with Yang to clear up any misunderstandings.

During the live broadcast, Kim Byung-ji said, “It started with Yang Hyun-joon joining Gangwon. The fact that he went to a good club because he showed good form is what makes Gangwon shine. I hope Yang Hyun-joon will have the opportunity to challenge his dreams and grow further. This is for the betterment of Korean soccer. I think it would be great for him to play as a great player after Cha Bum-geun, Kim Min-jae, Park Ji-sung, and other seniors. I wish him the best and hope he becomes a more brilliant player 먹튀검증.”

Yang Hyun-joon, who confirmed his transfer to Celtic, said, “The national team suffered a lot for my transfer, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them.” He added, “I am excited and happy in a difficult time, but I also have a heavy heart. The season is not over and the team is in a difficult situation, but I am very sorry that I transferred without being able to take responsibility until the end. I’m also very sorry to the staff of the club. I wanted to leave with a victory for the fans, but I’m very sorry that I couldn’t.”