Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi has put a dampener on swirling transfer rumours linking him with a move back to Japan, specifically to J-League’s Urawa Red Diamonds.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Rangers – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – December 30, 2023 Celtic’s Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Amidst speculation of a summer exit, the striker seems to have committed his future to the Scottish champions.

After clinching his third consecutive league title with Celtic, Kyogo has expressed his pledge for the coming seasons.

While making an appearance at his former club Vissle Kobe, the Japanese striker asserted, “I will continue to score goals in faraway places so that I can reach everyone’s eyes here, even if just a little.” [Glasgow Times]

It seems as though the attacker is signalling his intent to remain a key player for Celtic and make waves in Japan in the hope of getting recalled to the national side.

Kyogo’s reassurance comes at a crucial time as Brendan Rodgers’ squad will begin to regroup and gear up for the upcoming season with pre-season training in Scotland later this month. The team is also scheduled to participate in the high-profile Celtic’s USA tour at the beginning of next month, featuring matches against DC United, Manchester City, and Chelsea.

With his future at Celtic now clearer, Kyogo’s focus will be on maintaining his impressive form as the team seeks to build on their domestic success and make a mark in European competitions. His commitment should quell the transfer rumours and reassure fans that he remains dedicated to Celtic.


  1. Wouldn’t say it’s any clearer whatsoever imo?
    Kyogo still has way to much to offer and hopefully that remains with ourselves?
    Never bought into a return to Japan for kyogo at this stage of his career, especially when he still remains a big player.
    However, still remain unconvinced that kyogo is actually a Rodgers type striker currently?
    So couldn’t totally rule out that if a potential offer was to be made for kyogo, that the club wouldn’t accept, especially if Rodgers has a potential replacement in mind?
    Personally hope it doesn’t happen, but such a potential decision rests with Rodgers himself?
    Still wouldn’t like to call what that decision will be at this stage?


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