Celtic have agreed a deal to signal Japan winger Kyogo Furuhashi from Vissel Kobe, each golf equipment confirmed on Friday.
Celtic confirmed that they’ve agreed a four-year take care of Furuhashi, with completion of the switch depending on the 26-year-old passing a medical and gaining worldwide clearance. Neither facet has confirmed a payment for the deal.
Furuhashi will be a part of a Celtic facet 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.
Postecoglou mentioned: “We’re delighted to carry Kyogo Furuhashi to Celtic. He’s a participant of actual high quality and clearly somebody I do know effectively.
“I believe he’ll add one thing particular to our squad and I’m positive the best way he performs will excite our supporters. We stay up for welcoming him to Celtic.”
Furuhashi, who’s the present prime scorer within the Japanese prime flight this season with 14 targets in 2 video games, made his worldwide debut towards 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.
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 towards Tajikistan final month.
Furuhashi was a part of the Vissel Kobe facet that received 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 would change into Postecoglou’s fourth summer season 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.