At last we have an interesting development in the rumours and reports linking Celtic with a move for South Korea’s World Cup star Cho Gue-sung.
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou talked today about the fact he is still very much looking for reinforcements in the January transfer window:
“We’re still working on a few things. Whether they will happen or not, we will see,” said Postecoglou.
“If I feel something is there that will make us stronger then, as much as Michael [Nicholson, chief executive] and Chris [McKay, chief financial officer] may want to have a quiet Christmas, I’m going to keep them working over that time and keep them on their toes.”
“We’re still working on things. [There are] no guarantees, but we’ve not even hit January yet, so we’ll see how things transpire. But it’s great to get Alistair and Yuki in. They have a couple of weeks to settle before they are available [on January 1] and we’ll see what else transpires over the next few weeks.”
And one of these potential signings that Ange is very likely referring to is Cho, as it has been reported in Korean outlet Sport Time that offers coming in for the forward are “skyrocketing” but they claim Celtic and Fenerbahce are the main focus for the powerful striker going into the winter window.
The report claims the “next destination will come out of these two teams” as he “wants to play for a team with enough merit to reach the Champions League.”
If and when Celtic win this league, we will gain automatic entry into next season’s Champions League group stages, just like we did for this season, whereas, Fenerbahce, who currently lead Galatasaray by 2 points at the top of the Turkish league, would have to play a play-off match should they win their league, which is of course not guaranteed.
You would have to think that given that information, as well as how successful Asian players have done at Celtic under Ange Postecoglou, as well as the style of football Celtic play, that we have a strong chance of getting this guy.