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Celtic must look at Hyeon-Uh Jo as Craig Gordon’s long-term replacement

Celtic must look at Hyeon-Uh Jo as Craig Gordon’s long-term replacement

Celtic fans must be optimistic in thinking that this could be the year Brendan Rodgers leads the club forward to bigger and better things in terms of European success as well as domestic. 

Having completed the double treble in the last two years, Celtic will now eye European success having failed at every opportunity in the Europa League and Champions League alike. To help fuel that ambition, South Korea’s World Cup goalkeeper Hyeon-Uh Jo (who is valued at £1.3 million on Transfermarkt) would be a brilliant shot-stopper to bring to the club to overtake the ageing Craig Gordon as number one.

Few would have heard of the 26-year-old keeper but after his World Cup displays, particularly the memorable clean sheet against Germany, Hyeon-Uh Jo has proven that he could be a tremendous buy for Celtic. Jo currently plays in the K League but his performances beg to differ that he could aim higher than that and could even find his way into the Celtic team.

Craig Gordon has been a vital player for their success one the last few seasons but at the age of 35, it may be smart that Brendan Rodgers looks into buying a long-term replacement like Hyeon-Uh Jo.

Despite going out of the World Cup at the group stage, the ‘keeper can hold his head extremely high, having kept Germany out of the game and consequently out of the World Cup also at the group stage. Celtic will face competition for Hyeon-Uh Jo because of his fine displays but he has to be assessed as a long-term shot-stopper that could be as good as Craig Gordon was for the club.

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