There have been online rumours this evening Celtic are looking at a deal for Reo Hatate from Kawasaki Frontale.

The 23-year-old who is billed as predominantly a left back has also played in a whole host of positions as per Transfermarkt’s rundown of the player.

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Celtic are increasingly being linked with more J-League acquisitions since the arrival of Kyogo Furuhshi back in August.

Ange’s knowledge of the Japanese game is something the manager is looking to exploit in January and perhaps beyond as help looks to build the right balance in his side going forward.

What do we know right now?

The rumour over the left-back coming into Celtic in January is all conjecture at this point. There’s no real foundation to any reports.

The player’s contract does come to an end in January, meaning Celtic could potentially pick the Japanese star up for no fee. That’s the Celtic boards favourite type of signing.

Friend of the site Bhoys Analytics posted a video up after the online line was made.

Celtic should be in the middle of looking at who they want this January and make sure they do their business as early as possible. If we can stay in touch at the top of the table until the new year, bringing in some fresh talent could wing the balance our way.

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