Kyogo Furuhashi has been one of Ange Postecoglou’s outstanding signings in the last two seasons.

The Japanese striker has been superb for the club with his prowess in front of goal.

So much so that former Celtic player Peter Grant has picked the 28-year-old as his Player of the Year.

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Grant not only details Kyogo’s strike rate for the club, but he pinpoints a key part of his game that has helped him creat a ‘great bond’ with his Celtic teammates.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Grant said, “The hardest thing in football is scoring goals. And that’s why I’d go for Kyogo.

“I think his work ethic for the team gives you that. It stretches opposition all the time, he plays in the back end, he plays half a yard offside so you’re always thinking about him.

“So that allows the rest of the players to flourish.

“I’d love it to be a midfield player but goalscoring is the hardest thing in football.

“He’s missed a lot of chances this year. And that’s the thing I’ve liked about him. He’s not scared to miss.

“He’s not scared to go back in again. And that shows you character.

“He’s got a great bond with his teammates as well.

“They’re all desperate for him to do well. He loves scoring and he loves winning.”

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As Kyogo closes in on hitting on his 30th goal of the season, the Japanese striker has been enjoying the plaudits from the fans and the manager.

Ange Postecoglou has already commented on the 28-year-old’s competitive streak and that is something we will hope to see when Celtic face Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi final.

But before that, Motherwell is up next.

Stuart Kettlewell’s side will be in Kyogo’s sights as he looks to add to his goal tally and send Celtic closer to becoming officially crowned champions.

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