Japan striker Kyogo Furuhashi has signed a brand new four-year contract with Celtic, saying he’s “excited” to assist defend their three home trophies.
The 28-year-old has scored 54 objectives in simply 83 video games since arriving at Celtic Park from Vissel Kobe in 2021.
Kyogo’s kind had led to hypothesis that he might observe former supervisor Ange Postecoglou to Tottenham Hotspur.
However he instructed Celtic’s web site he’s “wanting ahead” to working with returning supervisor Brendan Rodgers.
“He’s a top-level supervisor, he is aware of the membership and is aware of what it takes to win silverware right here,” Kyogo mentioned.
Information of the brand new deal comes the morning after Celtic bought one other of their prime performers, Portuguese winger Jota, to Al-Ittihad for an undisclosed charge.
Kyogo, whose earlier deal was attributable to finish in 2025, was voted Scotland’s participant of the 12 months by each fellow gamers and soccer journalists final season – a marketing campaign he calls “unbelievable”.
Describing Celtic as “this unimaginable membership” and their supporters as “wonderful”, he mentioned: “To win my first treble and assist safe a world report breaking eighth treble for the membership was a really proud second for me and I cherish the recollections of celebrating this with our followers.
“Subsequent season our goal is identical – to carry success to our membership. My private motivation is to attain extra objectives and assist my team-mates win matches.”
Rodgers described extending the deal for “an vital participant” as “good information for the membership”.
“Kyogo has thrived since he arrived in Scottish soccer and has proven his excellent qualities,” mentioned the Northern Irishman, who’s again at Celtic after leaving the membership to hitch Leicester Metropolis in 2019.
“He’s an thrilling participant who’s hungry to carry extra success to our membership. He has a fantastic mentality and is an unbelievable expertise.”