Japan forward Kyogo Furuhashi is on his way to Celtic according to his club Vissel Kobe.
The striker is the leading scorer in the J-League this season with 14 goals from 20 appearances. Overall, Kyogo has 41 goals in 94 top flight games in Japan.
The move is set to go through as a permanent deal pending a medical and he could be Ange Postecoglou;s third signing of the summer.
古橋亨梧選手のスコティッシュ・プレミアシップに所属するセルティックFCへの完全移籍について、クラブ間での基本合意に達しましたので、お知らせします。https://t.co/9wlbgm0dHv#VisselKobe and @CelticFC have agreed to the transfer of @Kyogo_Furuhashi. #ヴィッセル神戸 pic.twitter.com/4xp3q6dIlY
— ヴィッセル神戸 (@visselkobe) July 16, 2021
Other targets that have come in so far have come from Celtic’s own scouting pool but this deal will 100% be driven by Ange Postecoglou.
The manager has just come from the J-league and is using his knowledge of Japanese football to recruit.
During Kyogo’s career so far, he’s played with big names like Lukas Podolski, Andres Iniesta and David Villa.
A move to Glasgow will be an incredible switch for the striker. Celtic fans will not know very much about him but we look forward to learning more in the coming days and weeks.