Video: New Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi scores class goal in final J-League game today

By John McGinley

July 17, 2021

New Celtic signing Kyogo Furuhashi has scored a belter of a goal in his final J-League game today.

The Bhoy is playing one last time for Vissel Kobe before his big move to Scotland.

Predictably he’s been the star of the show in the first half, putting his club 1-0 up against Cerezo Osaka.

The official English language J-League site posted the goal on Twitter a short time ago which you can see via this link or below.

It was a fantastic effort. Furuhashi drives into the box, plays a neat one-two and bangs in a sharp, incisive finish.

It’s his 16th goal of the season in all competitions for Vissel Kobe.

If he can bring this kind of form to Scotland from the off then it won’t be long until he’s a hero of the Celtic support.

Celtic don’t usually announce signings who go on to play more games for their club, but in Japan farewells are a big part of the culture. It was always likely he was going to say goodbye on the pitch.

Tomorrow, he’ll take part in a goodbye ceremony for fans in Kobe before departing to Scotland.

Given his match fitness, it shouldn’t take too long at all before we see him in the Hoops. However, clearly Tuesday’s match against FC Midtjylland will come just too soon.

I can’t wait to see him in action on these shores!

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