Celtic announced the signing of the Japanese internationalist early on Thursday morning. Kyogo Furuhashi will join up with the Bhoys after he has received international clearance, but first, he starts today for Vissel Kobe. The game is set to kick off at 11 am Celtic Park Time.
Here is today's starting lineup against Cerezo Osaka!
— ヴィッセル神戸 (@visselkobe) July 17, 2021
Currently topping the scoring charts in the J-League, having netted the ball 14 times, it is understandable as to why Vissel Kobe are keen to field the player until he officially leaves. However, it is hard to understand why the player would wish to play and risk causing an injury ahead of such an important move.
The official Twitter account of Vissel Kobe has been very positive about his move out of Japan and will participate in a question and answer session before departing on a new adventure.
He is due to join Celtic after agreeing to a 4-year-deal, with the hoops on the hunt for a goal scorer.