There is a possibility that an ‘Old Firm Derby’ will be held between Korean players on the Scottish stage, which is famous for its roughness.
While national striker Oh Hyeon-gyu (22) wore a Celtic uniform earlier this year, the prestigious Scottish Rangers are showing interest in Hwang In-bum (27), who is currently playing for Olympiacos in Greece.
Britain’s ‘Football Insider’ reported on the 7th (Korean time), “Scotland’s Rangers are very interested in signing Hwang In-beom,” and “(Rangers) scouts were very impressed after watching his game in Greece.”
‘Old Firm Derby’ tells the story of the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers, representing Scottish professional football. It is regarded as a representative rivalry along with ‘El Clasico’ between Real Madrid and Barcelona (above Spain) and ‘Der Clasico’ between Bayern Munich and Dortmund (above Germany).
This is not the first time other teams have shown interest in Hwang In-beom.
Hwang In-beom, wearing the Olympiacos uniform through Rubin Kazan (Russia) and FC Seoul last summer, is raising his stock price by performing well on the Greek stage.
Football Insider introduced, “Hwang In-beom appeared in 33 matches in the Greek league this season and recorded 4 goals and 4 assists.” 메이저놀이터
Recently, there have been reports in Scotland that both Rangers and Celtic clubs are keeping an eye on Hwang In-bum.
The Rangers, who showed great interest in Hwang In-beom, are considered the representative ‘second round’ team in Scottish professional football.
Founded in 1872, Rangers have won the Scottish Premier League 55 times. Most recently, it won the 2020-21 season, and in the last 2021-22 season, it was ranked second after Celtic.
This season, with 24 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses (76 points), it is second only to Celtic (85 points), to which Oh Hyun-kyu belongs.