Celtic have been pretty active when it comes to signing players in recent times although the additions that they have made have not pleased all the supporters. Most had hoped for some high-profile signings over the summer in order to make a mark in the Champions League and early rumours had suggested so as well.
Instead, the Hoops stuck to bringing in highly-rated youngsters with a lot of potential for the future but not ready to produce at the European level yet. Unsurprisingly, Brendan Rodgers’ team have lost both their games in the Champions League group stage this season so far.
It remains to be seen if the Hoops veer towards signing more experienced and established players in the future. But for the time being, they continue to be linked with youngsters.
One of the players they have been linked with recently is Jung Ho-Yeon of Gwangju. But even his own manager does not believe that he has the quality to be playing for Celtic at the moment.
Rumoured target told he is not good enough for Celtic
As reported by Football Scotland, Gwangju boss Lee Jung-Hyo said:
"“I haven’t heard anything, but Jung doesn’t have the quality to go to Celtic. I hope he grows up, improves and eventually goes.“But in its current situation, there is a high probability that he would come straight back. He needs to develop more in terms of skill and technique to be considered for a move to Europe.”"
Of course, such comments will raise questions about Celtic’s scouting. The fact that the player’s current manager does not believe that he is good enough for the Hoops at the moment is pretty concerning. On the other hand, some might view as him looking to make sure that Jung remains at Gwangju.
Celtic have signed three South Korean players this year and their record is not great to be very honest. None of them is a starter as of now.
Yang Hyun-jun and Oh Hyeon-gyu have played a fair bit of football, but do not seem at the level to be starting consistently for Celtic right now. That does not mean that they could not develop into those roles in the future as someone like Liam Scales has. On the other hand, Kwon Hyeok-kyu is yet to play a single minute of football since his summer arrival.