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Expected to take some time- Medical and visa issues explain Celtic’s silence on Yang transfer ‘deal’

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Despite the announcements from Gangwon there has still been no comment from Celtic over the signing of Yang Hyun-jun.

On Saturday morning, while Celtic were playing Portimonense, news came out of Korea that the transfer had been agreed with the player making an emotional post match appearance in front of the Gangwon supporters.

Despite the very announcements from Korea there hasn’t been anything on the Celtic website or social media accounts welcoming the 21-year-old winger.

It has been an unusual contrast in dealing with the transfer between the two clubs with Korean website Best Eleven explaining after Gangwon’s match against Seoul:

Yang Hyun-jun also conveyed his thoughts through the media who visited the scene after the game.

“It’s strange. On the one hand, I am excited about a new challenge. On the other hand, I’m sorry to the fans because I’m not leaving after the season. It must be hard… that’s the mind I’m having a hard time, but it’s a pity that I can’t see the smiles of the fans. But I will never forget what happened here. The fans gave us undeserved love. Thanks to you, I was motivated. Gangwon is a very grateful club.”

Yang Hyun-jun’s departure is expected to take some time. He has to get a visa before he can leave, because he’s still waiting. After he leaves the country, he will undergo a medical test and complete all transfer procedures. Prior to joining Celtic in earnest, Yang Hyun-joon said he first asked for advice from Oh Hyun-kyu, who is playing for the team.

“I called two days ago. I asked what life was like there. We are also in contact with each other on a regular basis. During the phone call this time, I asked what life was like and what I was curious about. First of all, he told me that I should never be ignored. He said that if you go out strong, your colleagues will recognize you. (Are you thinking of contacting Ki Sung-yong?) I’m shy… .”

If a medical is still to be undertaken it is little wonder that Celtic have remained silent on a supposed ‘done deal’.

Visa requirements and work permits seem to be fairly straightforward these days with Celtic bringing in six players from Japan and so far one from South Korea in the two years since appointing Ange Postecoglou are manager.

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