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Celtic may have unearthed a gem as new signing compared to Rodri

Celtic certainly have been busy in the transfer market this summer since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.

The Hoops have added five new names to the first-team squad and it doesn’t look like we are anywhere close to finished yet.

With Brendan Rodgers looking to add options to his midfield, it looks like one of the signings he has made has made a real impression on journalist, Mark Guidi.

Guidi was speaking about midfielder, Hyeokkyu Kwon and compared him to Spanish midfield legend, Rodri. But not only that, despite Kwon’s relatively low transfer fee, Guidi doesn’t believe that the South Korean has come to sit on Celtic’s bench.

Guidi said, “I think with Kwon, he certainly comes with a reputation. The South Korean version of Rodri and we know what a hell of a player Rodri is.

“And Celtic are certainly looking to fill a gap in the middle of the park and unless there is somebody else we don’t know about then Kwon could well be that guy that they feel is capable of going in and do it.

“Given the impact that the Japanese players have made, and I would throw (Hyeongyu) Oh into that category as well. Ok, Oh has not quite had that impact of a Hatate or Maeda, but I think he’s been he’s been good for the limited time he’s had on the pitch.

“I don’t think they are project players. I think they’ve been brought here to come and do a job for Celtic.  I would see them very much being involved. ” (Go Radio Football Show)

To be honest, it’s a bit early to be making these kinds of comparisons as it puts undue pressure on the midfielder.

But if Kwon is half as good as Rodri and he delivers his early promise of becoming Celtic’s best player, the fans could be about to witness a very exciting player at Celtic Park next season.