Celtic: Alan Hutton backs Celtic to sign Cho Gue-sung

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Alan Hutton has backed Celtic to sign striker Cho Gue-sung amid interest from Ferencvaros.

South Korean striker Cho impressed at the World Cup with his two goals against Ghana and has since garnered interest from Europe, following on from 21 goals and five assists in the K League.

Currently at K League runners-up Jeonbuk Hyundai, the 24-year-old also spent time at Gimcheon Sangmu in the Korean top flight but was previously linked to being on the move again with a switch to Celtic reported by the Daily Record at the turn of the month.

The Bhoys have been big players in the Asian market since the appointment of Ange Postecoglou, signing five players from the J League since.

Former Scotland international Hutton told Football Insider that Celtic are no less of a draw than other European outfits and backed the Hoops to bring him in.

“I do not see why not. I have watched his games at the World Cup, I think he is a real threat. He is a presence up front. He is kind of like that Giakoumakis-style player.

“The draw of coming to a league where you are winning trophies, playing European football, I think that is a massive draw in itself.

“The crowds that Celtic and Rangers pull in every week are massive, why would you not want to be part of that? At this moment in time Celtic are very strong so they are going in the right direction.

“The only way is up for them at this moment in time so that could be a big draw for a player like that,” Hutton said.

TIF Thoughts on Hutton’s comments…

Cho is a man in form and fresh off his World Cup journey he could potential hit the ground running at Paradise. Able to operate on either wing and as a striker would add a versatile option to Postecoglou’s side.

Despite Celtic’s successful start to the season that sees them comfortably top of the SPL by nine points, the option to improve is always one that they’ll jump at especially with the change of manager at Rangers.

Daizen Maeda has so far struggled in front of goal this season with only three league goals whilst Georgios Giakoumakis is now being linked with a move away from Parkhead. Cho has the potential to hit the ground running at Parkhead given his confidence from the World Cup and could prove a reliable option in an ever-changing front line.

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  • Jack says:

    Every outfield player is on the pitch to score maedia does so much more on the pitch he is our furst defence line and stops teams playing from the back we will see a player full.of confidence the only people who we hear complaints about his lack of goals is the scottish press who for reasons of there own try to undermine everything celtic FC 1888 do

  • Jack says:

    Transfer talk by media take with a.pich of salt but ther is one one.two Celtic_fc_1888 trust to give them first tips of up and coming transfer that are hot not the top scottish media writers who are reaping what the sowed and have to surf the Web for what’s happening at celtic Park

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