Ange Postecoglou speaks to Celtic support after club announce 3 signings

By John McGinley

December 31, 2021

Celtic have announced the signings of Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi this morning in a massive signal of intent.

All three will be registered for action in January as the Bhoys ramp up their Scottish Premiership ambitions this season, subject to the usual conditions and international clearance.

Hatate signs from Japanese champions Kawasaki Frontale, Maeda from Ange Postecoglou’s old club Yokohama F.Marinos and Ideguchi from Gamba Osaka.

Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

It’s a huge boost for Postecoglou’s squad and as you can imagine he is absolutely delighted with what the club have managed to do here.

He told the official club website: “We are really pleased to bring in these guys to Celtic and I think they are players who will excite our fans. 

“Clearly I am well aware of their attributes and I think in bringing all three to the club we are bringing even more quality, personality and energy to the squad to work with the players who have done so well for us already this season.

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“They are all really at the peak of their careers, ambitious to achieve more success and I am sure at this particular time we will be getting their best years. I am delighted to have secured these players so early in the transfer window, I look forward to working with them and myself, my backroom team and the rest of the squad will be making sure we help them settle into Celtic as quickly as possible.”

The manager has already brought Kyogo Furuhashi from the J-League this year, who has proven to be a massive talent for the club. Exciting then that these three could make a similar kind of impact.

Obviously this is all going down well with supporters and we’ll have more reaction and details on the website throughout the day.

In other news, Confirmed: Ryan Porteous banned for upcoming Celtic match after SFA action.

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