Celtic have agreed on a deal with Vissel Kobe for the signing of Japanese winger Kyogo Furuhashi. He will sign a four-year deal with the club subject to a medical and gaining international clearance. The fee remains undisclosed with both sides keeping a lid shut on the details. New Celtic coach Ange Postecoglou led Vissel Kobe’s rivals Yokohama F Marinos to the J-League title in 2019.
“We are delighted to bring Kyogo Furuhashi to Celtic. He is a player of real quality and clearly someone I know well.” a new Celtic coach said about Kyogo Furuhashi. “I think he will add something special to our squad and I am sure the way he plays will excite our supporters. We look forward to welcoming him to Celtic.”
Furuhashi currently has scored 14 goals in 20 games and is leading the golden boot race in the J-league. He made his international debut against Venezuela in 2019. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese star was forced to wait until March to win his second cap in a 3-0 thrashing of South Korea. He has a total of six caps for the national team. Recently he scored a brace in a 14-0 thrashing of Mongolia. He then scored once again against Tajikistan last month.
Furuhashi was part of the Vissel Kobe side that won the Emperor’s Cup in 2019 and featured in the Asian Champions League as the club made its debut in the continental club championship last year.