Celtic have completed the signing of highly-rated Korean forward Hyunjun Yang from Gangwon FC, as per an official announcement from the club.
New manager Brendan Rodgers has made it a priority to continue to add young talent to the squad he inherited from predecessor Ange Postecoglou, and has continued to do that this summer. He has also made sure to continue working with the club’s Asian scouting network.
Yang will join Celtic once he is cleared for the move, and he has signed a five-year deal with the Hoops. The 21-year-old winger cost the Scottish champions in the region of £2.1m and is the third official summer addition to their squad.
Celtic boss Rodgers expressed his excitement at securing the signing of such a brilliant young player, and he feels like the youngster will be a good addition to the Hoops’ squad.
Hyunjun Yang finally secures dream move
Celtic have targeted Korean winger Yang for a while, with his club trying hard to keep him this summer. The Hoops reached an agreement for the fleet-footed winger in June, but Gangwon FC held off on signing, preferring to keep him as they were battling relegation in the K1 League.
Yang is one of the finest young wingers in Asian football, having been named as his league’s Young Player of the Year last season. He will be a direct replacement for the departed Jota at Parkhead and will be keen on having a similar impact to the Portuguese forward.
Celtic have now confirmed three summer additions in Odin Thiago Holm, Marco Tilio and Yang, and are in advanced negotiations for a couple more. Yang will play alongside fellow Korean Hyeongyu Oh at the club.