Celtic's Japanese stars brilliant social media messages to graduating students
Celtic’s transfer policy since Ange Postecolgou came in has always been about signing the man, not just the player.
The Celtic manager has spoken openly and honestly about the fact he not just building a team, but also a culture within the Parkhead dressing room.
And you can see that with the different types of players he has recruited.
We have the flair of Jota, the steel of Cameron Carter-Vickers and the clinical finishing of Kyogo Furuhashi.
But what every player has in common is that they all understand what it means to play for and represent this club.
They also recognise the importance of the fans and appreciate the part they play in our success.
But what makes what I am going to report on different is that the messages our five Japanese players sent to their homeland were not aimed just at Celtic fans.
It was sent to all.
March is typically a graduation month for students in Japan and Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate, Tomoki Iwata and Yuki Kobayashi took to Celtic FC Japan’s Twitter feed to post a congratulatory message to all the school kids who were all graduating at the end of the month.
Yesterday I had written a piece about Celtic’s latest project to plant roots in Japan and how we are looking to coach Japan’s football stars of the future.
Touches of class like this will only go further to reinforce our standing in the Japanese community and help promote the Celtic brand.
With a tour of Japan being potentially planned for the summer of this year, there is no doubt Celtic are going on the charm offensive in a bid to continue to boost our profile in the Far East.