Kyogo Furuhashi signs new four-year-deal at Celtic

The Japan forward was the top-scorer in Scotland last season as he helped the Hoops towards a treble.

Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi signs new four-year-deal at the club SNS Group

Kyogo Furuhashi has signed a new contract at Celtic that will keep him at the club in 2027.

The Japan forward was the top-scorer in Scotland last season with 34-goals in all competitions as he helped the Hoops to a treble under outgoing boss Ange Postecoglou.

He also scored 20 goals in 33 games in his first season as they won the Premiership and League Cup double and has five cup-final goals in three finals.

The 28-year-old has now committed his future to the Premiership champions under new boss Brendan Rodgers.

He has been a major hit since joining the club from J-League side Vissel Kobe two years ago and the support will be delighted to see him sign a new deal, particularly following the departure of Postecoglou and Jota.

Kyogo says he is delighted to pen the new deal and is hungry for more success in Glasgow.

He said: “I am very happy to extend my stay for four years at this incredible club. It is an honour to represent Celtic Football Club and our amazing supporters.

“Last season was unbelievable. From the start of the campaign, our aim was to do as well as we could in every competition we played in.

“We worked very hard every day, on and off the pitch, to win silverware and put smiles on our fans’ faces.

“To win my first Treble, and help secure a world record breaking eighth Treble for the club was a very proud moment for me and I cherish the memories of celebrating this with our fans.

“They have been so supportive of me since I joined Celtic so I will work hard to repay them.

“Next season our objective is the same – to bring success to our Ccub. I am excited to defend our trophies and the opportunity to represent this huge club in the Champions League. My personal motivation is to score more goals and help my team-mates win matches.

“I am looking forward to getting started and working with Brendan. He is a top-level manager, he knows the club and knows what it takes to win silverware here. I and my team mates are looking forward to working with him.”

Brendan Rodgers added: “It is brilliant news for the club. Kyogo is an important player for us so I am delighted he has signed a new contract.

“Kyogo has thrived since he arrived in Scottish football and has shown his outstanding qualities. In two seasons, he has secured five domestic honours, scored over 50 club goals and become a Treble winner. This takes a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice both on and off the pitch.

“He is an exciting player who is hungry to bring more success to our club. He has a great mentality and is an unbelievable talent.

“I am looking forward to working with him and helping him and the wider team develop to help drive the club forward.”

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