KYOGO FURUHASHI has been a revelation for Celtic in his first five games. The Japanese attacker has scored five goals in five games for the Hoops and has also been heavily involved in the quick build up play leading to goals.

The Hearts game was a prime example of the Japanese star’s all round game; he playes a ridiculous pass to James Forrest after winning the initial header in the middle of the park, it enabled James to play in an onrushing Odsonne Edouard for the opener.

The second Celtic goal against Hearts came from Kyogo taking a very quick short corner to Edouard who then fired it into the box for Stephen Welsh.

The third goal saw Kyogo more central after playing out on the left for most of the game, as soon as he got in front of the defender he rattled the ball past Craig Gordon at the goalkeeper’s near post.

The new Celtic signing looks like a real find for the club. A ‘find’ in the sense not many people in Scotland would’ve known about Kyogo before his Celtic transfer but it’s clear the player had been making waves back in his own country.

The fun fact right now for Kygo, Celtic and his former club Vissel Kobe is the player is top goalscorer in both the J League and the SPFL at present.

Furuhashi scored 15 league goals for Vissel before heading to Celtic and the player’s hat-trick against Dundee on game two makes him the top scorer in Scotland for now.

Can he stay there?

1. Kyogo Furuhashi Vissel Kobe 26 Japan 15
2. Leandro Damiao Kawasaki Frontale 32 Brazil 13
3. Ado Onaiwu Yokohama F. Marinos 25 Japan 12



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