The way has been cleared for Gangwon’s Yang Hyun-jun (21) to make a surprise move to Celtic (Scotland) in the summer transfer window. The Gangwon club has taken a positive turn in the summer transfer of Yang Hyun-jun, and has reportedly resolved their differences with Yang’s side regarding the transfer.
According to Gangwon FC on Friday, CEO Kim Byung-ji held a surprise meeting with Yang Hyun-jun at the clubhouse on the afternoon of the same day. Yang Hyun-joon had previously expressed his desire to move to Celtic in the summer after the 20th round of the K League 1 against Incheon on the 2nd, saying, “I want to meet directly with CEO Kim Byung-ji and make a conclusion.”
Since then, it has been a matter of interest whether Yang Hyun-joon and Kim will be able to meet, and on the 5th, they finally did.
During the meeting, Kim reportedly comforted Yang Hyun-joon with a positive message, saying that he would review the matter of Yang’s departure to Celtic.
The club had been holding out for a winter transfer after the end of the 2023 season, citing the team’s circumstances. Yang’s camp has insisted on a summer move. As a result, the two sides seemed to be at odds.
However, during the one-on-one meeting, the conflict and misunderstandings melted away. It seems that a dramatic breakthrough has been made. The possibility of Yang Hyun-joon’s summer transfer being finalized increased as Gangwon stepped back from its winter transfer stance and announced that it would conduct a prospective review in accordance with Yang’s wishes.
On the same day, Kim told Yang Hyun-joon, “Let’s forget the past. Let’s create a relationship of mutual respect and trust. Let’s solve the problems we are facing,” and Yang Hyun-joon replied, “Thank you,” and the reconciliation was achieved. Kim then encouraged Yang Hyun-joon to discuss the matter again with the manager and club management to come to a good conclusion, saying, “Don’t worry and do your best as a current Kangwon player.” 안전놀이터순위
In the end, with Kim’s open-minded and inclusive attitude, Yang’s controversial move to Celtic was only a matter of time.