Aberdeen star seeking summer move to 'repay' the club as Celtic receive new bid for striker

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The latest headlines on the Scottish Premiership transfer rumour mill this week.

Hearts star Lawrence Shankland made another substitute appearance for Scotland at Euro 2024 this week when he came on for the final moments of Wednesday’s Switzerland clash. The Tartan Army battled hard for a 1-1 draw to keep their hopes of progressing into the knockouts alive.

The final fixture on the roster for Scotland’s group stage run is Sunday’s meeting with Hungary, who are bottom of Group A with zero points on the board. Steve Clarke’s side are still in with a chance of reaching the next stage of the Euros, so while the team prepare for their showdown in Stuttgart, we’ve rounded up some of the latest headlines on the Scottish Premiership rumour mill.

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Aberdeen star wants summer move to ‘repay’ club

Aberdeen star Duk is looking for a new challenge after revealing that he wants to leave the club this summer. The 24-year-old has entered the final year of his contract at Pittodrie and will be free to sign pre-agreed deals in the new year.

In order for Aberdeen to make some money on a sale, they will need to cash in while this window is open, and that is reportedly what Duk favours for both himself and the club. Both Aberdeen and his former side Benfica — who are reportedly entitled to 50 percent of a sale — will be compensated if a deal is decided this summer.

Speaking to Portuguese outlet Maisfutebol, Duk said: “I think this is the right time to embrace a new challenge. I think that, and the people who work with me think the same.

“It would be a good opportunity to repay all the support they gave me, whether Aberdeen or Benfica, because Benfica still has a percentage.

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“In a year’s time my contract with Aberdeen ends, and in six months I will be able to sign for any club. I think the best way to repay the support they have given me is to be able to make a transfer now, in which we all win — me, Benfica and Aberdeen.”

Celtic receive ‘improved’ offer for striker

Celtic striker Hyeon-gyu Oh is the subject of interest from Genk and according to Bob Faesen for Belgian outlet HLN Sport, the Pro League club have ‘made an improved offer’ for the 23-year-old.

Genk have been ‘locked in talks’ with the Premiership champions, who are ready to cash in on Oh just 18 months after signing him from Suwon Bluewings in his homeland of South Korea. The goal-getter joined Celtic in a £2.5 million move and recent reports have claimed that the Hoops are in line to make a profit of ‘at least £1 million’ through a sale this summer.

A deal has not yet been agreed but the reports from Belgium indicate that Genk are inching closer to getting their man following their increased bid. A switch will likely be the best option for all involved this window, as Oh has been struggling to cement a regular role in Brendan Rodgers’ side. The striker scored five goals in 20 Premiership matches last season, but only three of those appearances came from a starting position.