If there is one thing that we can say about Ange Postecoglou, it’s he certainly knows a player when he sees one.

Since joining Celtic almost two seasons ago, the gaffer’s business in the transfer market has been close to flawless.

In his maiden season, Ange brought in players like Jota, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt as immediate first-team players and latterly Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda were brought in as reinforcements which, ultimately, helped us win back the title from Rangers.

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And since then the additions of Sead Haksabanovic, Tomoki Iwata and Hyeongyu Oh have given us brilliant backup options that help to strengthen our choices from the bench.

Former Celtic striker John Hartson was praising the strength in depth of the squad and Ange Postecoglou’s recruitment strategy when he said that out of all of the Celtic manager’s signings, there is one that could go on to be a club record breaker.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Hartson said, “You talk about the recruitment, Ange’s recruitment, I could go through six or seven players that have been exceptional since they arrived.

“But no more than Kyogo. He’s provided goals, he’s provided winning moments in games.

“I’m talking about the final against Hibs a few years ago, his double. Important goals as well like the weekend and if he keeps going he can break all sorts of records for Celtic.”

Could Kyogo break records for Celtic?

It really depends on how long he stays at Celtic and what records we are talking about.

Kyogo could break the forty-goal mark this season if he scores another thirteen goals in the remaining eight games we have. Nine if we reach the Scottish Cup final.

Only Henrik Larsson and Leigh Griffiths have reached that landmark total since the turn of the century.

If he continues his current goal-scoring rate of 1.54 goals per game, he could reach the 100-goal mark by the end of next season but he does have some way to go before even entering the top ten Celtic goal-scorers of all time.

Breaking records may be a stretch but I do get the general point John was making.

We have an exceptional striker in Kyogo and he will be pivotal to our future success under Ange Postecoglou for the foreseeable future.

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