Celtic transfer news: Japan winger Kyogo Furuhashi set to join from Vissel Kobe


Celtic have agreed a deal to signal Japan winger Kyogo Furuhashi from Vissel Kobe, the J-League membership confirmed on Friday.

Vissel Kobe mentioned on their web site the deal was topic to a medical, however didn’t reveal the switch charge or different particulars. Celtic have but to touch upon the switch.

Furuhashi will be a part of a Celtic aspect led by former Yokohama F Marinos head coach Ange Postecoglou, who moved to Scotland final month having led the Marinos to the J-League title in 2019.

Furuhashi, 26, made his debut for Japan in opposition to Venezuela in November 2019 however needed to wait greater than a 12 months for his second cap, which got here in a 3-0 win over South Korea in March.

Furuhashi has scored three objectives in six appearances for Japan

He has performed six occasions for the ‘Samurai Blue’, scoring twice in a 14-0 thrashing of Mongolia in World Cup qualifying in March earlier than netting in opposition to Tajikistan final month.

Furuhashi was a part of the Vissel Kobe aspect that gained the Emperor’s Cup in 2019 and featured within the Asian Champions League because the membership made their debut within the continental membership championship final 12 months.

Furuhashi might turn into Postecoglou’s fourth summer time signing following the arrivals of Liel Abada, Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide.

Nonetheless, there is also departures from Celtic Park, with the futures of Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer remaining unsure.


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