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High-flying Striking Ace Pledges His Loyalty To Celtic Amid Transfer Rumours: Boost For The Hoops?

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High-flying Celtic are firm favourites to clinch the season’s first silverware by defeating bitter rivals Rangers in the Scottish League Cup final. The Old Firm rivals are upbeat before clashing heads at Hampden Park, however, the Hoops have received a massive boost with striking ace Kyogo Furuhashi cooling down transfer speculations despite rumoured interest from Crystal Palace as reported by The Daily Record.

The 28-year-old Japanese hitman completed a £4.5m move to Parkhead in the summer of 2021. Ange Postecoglou endorsed the transfer as he witnessed his mastery in the J1 League donning Vissel Kobe colours. The Aussie boss, then in charge of Yokohama F. Marinos, put his contacts in the Far East to use after taking charge of the Glasgow giants and Furuhashi, too, settled in instantly while succeeding Odsonne Edouard high up the pitch.

The Eagles roped in Edouard a couple of summers ago and they were back again exploring the possibility of snapping up the Celtic centre-forward. But he has now dismissed the rumours in a recent interview.

“I want to be as successful as possible with this club. My focus is only on Celtic to be able to have the most possible success for the club, As a team, we want to win as many titles as possible with Celtic.”

Furuhashi revealed that he does not view himself as a ‘great player’. He is not only working hard to develop his game but also hailed his teammates who helped him overcome the heartbreak following his omission from Japan’s FIFA World Cup squad.

Kyogo Furuhashi
The Celts underwent an injury scare when Furuhashi left the pitch early versus St Mirren. But he made a swift recovery to return to action against Aberdeen as a second-half substitute. Although the club have tied down Oh Hyeon-gyu to challenge and cover him upfront, the Samurai Blue star is irreplaceable for his poaching trait while spearheading the attack.

Why He Has Been An Asset For Celtic In The Attacking Third

Furuhashi fired 20 goals in 33 appearances during his debut campaign. However, he has already surpassed last season’s stats with 22 goals in 34 outings. The Hoops’ ‘number 9’ is currently leading the Premiership golden boot race with 19 goals in 24 league games and has set a 30-goal target by the end of the current term.
The Bhoys have him under contract until the summer of 2025 and the player’s words must be relieving for them given his adaptability in Postecoglou’s free-flowing football. The fans are now rooting for another cracking display when he would take on the Gers’ defence on Sunday afternoon.
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