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Pundit Makes Kyogo Claim Ahead of Summer Transfer Window




Celtic are approaching a busy summer transfer window, probably the busiest since the summer of 2021, when Ange Postecoglou arrived at Celtic.

Soccer Football – Scottish Cup – Final – Celtic v Rangers – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 25, 2024 Celtic’s Kyogo Furuhashi in action Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

One of the players the Aussie boss brought to Celtic that month was Japanese striker Kyogo. After three years at Celtic, could he be on his way out?

Mark Wilson, a former Celtic defender, suggested on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard that Kyogo might be a player the club could consider selling, insisting everyone has a shelf life.

Since joining Celtic from Vissel Kobe three years ago, Kyogo has been prolific, scoring 74 goals in 135 appearances, including 19 goals this season that contributed to securing Celtic’s third consecutive Scottish Premiership title.

Discussing the possibility of Kyogo’s departure, Wilson said on Clyde 1 SSB, “I wouldn’t be surprised if he went.

“Just because of the way Football is. I think everyone has a shelf life. There is the right time to sell everyone.

“I am not saying that’s right for Kyogo. It’s just the way Football is. Maybe Brendan Rodgers has looked at the cycle that he has been through. Three years. Plenty of goals. But is he looking for something more? If the price is right.

“If the price was right, then I suspect the club model that Celtic have, if they are making money from it, then they will probably do it.

“One thing is for sure, you need to have somebody in the building or close to signing before you even attempt to let him go.”

Rumours surfaced online last week about a potential move back to the J-League, but nothing has come of these as of yet.

Celtic will be looking to strengthen the attacking third of the pitch this summer, and Kyogo going would be a massive blow for the club and require extra investment at the top end of the pitch.