Japan international Kyogo Furuhashi has joined Celtic on a four-year contract from Wiesel Kobe.
A deal was struck for the 26-year-old earlier this month. He will be wearing the number 8 shirt, which was occupied by Scott Brown before the former captain left for Aberdeen.
Furuhashi is expected to reach Scotland this weekend, with Celtic starting their attempt to reclaim the Premiership at Hearts on Saturday. aerial game.
“I am absolutely delighted to be a Celtic player and can’t wait to join the manager and my teammates and start playing for our great supporters. This move for Scotland and Celtic is a big one for me and I am very excited, Furuhashi said.
“Number eight is a number that I have always loved and wanted to wear.
“I know this is a huge no-no for Celtic fans and has been worn for so long by Scott Brown, one of the club’s real heroes. I am well aware of what he has given to the club.
“He is a true Celtic legend and knowing that Scott has worn this shirt for so long with so much success will be extra motivation for me to honor him and pay him the best I can.
“It’s also the number worn by my former partner, Andres Iniesta, whom I am very close to and whom I have had the privilege of calling a friend.
“Wearing the numbers of these two great players means a lot and it is an unprecedented honor for me. I will work hard to get him justice.
“But it won’t be all about the numbers for me. It’s about Celtic, joining a great football club, working hard, getting to know my teammates, enjoying football, working closely with the manager and my Giving everything to the supporters.”
Furuhashi Wiesel was part of Kobe’s squad that won the Emperor’s Cup in 2019 and featured in the Asian Champions League as the club made its Continental Club Championship debut last year.
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