Barry Ferguson thinks Kyogo Furuhashi is now worth ‘Kieran Tierney-type money’ for Celtic.

The Japan star downed Rangers over the weekend at Ibrox when he scored the only goal of the game to help Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic open a four-point lead over their rivals.

Former Scotland midfielder Ferguson hailed Kyogo Furuhashi as a ‘top-class’ player, who was the only one to show ‘a real bit of quality’ during the game, as he told Go Radio

That first-time finish from the 28-year-old, which caught Jack Butland by surprise, is the reason why he has now taken his tally against Rangers to six – that’s why Andy Walker thinks he has a ‘big mentality’.

In the summer, there was talk of Kyogo possibly heading for the exit door alongside Treble-winning boss, Ange Postecoglou, but the Bhoys did very well to sign him up to a new long-term contract, instead.

Back in 2019, Arsenal paid £25 million for the talents of Kieran Tierney (Sky Sports), and now Ferguson thinks Kyogo is worth similar in today’s transfer market.

Kyogo and Henrik Larsson

“He is nowhere near Henrik Larsson,” said Ferguson. “But he is a top-class player. His goalscoring record speaks for itself. 

“What would he be worth now? I mean he recently signed a new long-term contract. I am sure Celtic will look kind of Kieran Tierney-type of money.

“He is a game-changer – he comes up with a real bit of quality in the game. That’s a sign of a top centre-forward (takes his chance when he is having a quiet game).”

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Kyogo is worth more than Tierney 

In today’s inflated transfer market, Kyogo, especially as a goalscorer, would fetch a price higher than £25 million.

But, with the quick-thinking forward recently signing a new deal, then there shouldn’t be any worry about him leaving any time soon.

And with Kyogo up top, you just know those titles are going to be coming in quicker than Rangers managers in the Ibrox dugout. 

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