Lubo Moravcik is excited about Kyogo Furuhashi's arrival at Celtic but urges patience

By John McGinley

July 18, 2021

Celtic icon Lubo Moravcik is excited about Kyogo Furuhashi’s arrival at the Bhoys this summer.

Moravcik, who spent time playing in Japan and also arrived at Celtic as something of an outsider, is well-placed to give his thoughts on the signing of the attacking talent.

All signs, for him, are positive.

He told The Sunday Post: “Ange has worked in the J-League, and has managed to persuade the best talent in that league to come to Celtic. On paper, it looks like an exciting signing. I think that it will also be the same in reality.

“I’ve done my homework, and he is an exciting prospect. The fee paid by Celtic is one of the highest – if not the highest – for any player leaving the J-League. The player can operate in wide areas, and can also play as a No. 9. He has already scored 14 goals this season, and I’m told he is an excellent technician, with a brilliant first-touch and lovely vision when in possession.

“But, remember, give the player time. Don’t expect miracles from him in the first few weeks. The quality will be there, but there has to be patience with this process of bringing in Kyogo.”

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Celtic fans are as excited about the Furuhashi signing as any player over the last few years. The fact that the Bhoys went out and laid cash down for a player Postecoglou wants is a very good sign.

It doesn’t hurt that his highlight real is pretty spectacular and he’s in red hot form at the moment, as Moravcik notes.

There’s certainly expectancy and hope. If Postecoglou can bring in a few more diamonds like these before the end of August, everyone at Celtic will be feeling a lot better about the season ahead.

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