Celtic winger Daizen Maeda signs new long-term contract extension

The 25-year-old says he is delighted to commit to the next four years in Hoops.

Celtic winger Daizen Maeda signs new long-term contract extension SNS Group

Celtic have announced a new contract extension for treble-winning winger Daizen Maeda.

The Japan international, who also starred at last year’s World Cup, has put pen to paper on a new four-year-deal that will keep him tied to the club until 2027.

The 25-year-old scored 11 goals in 48 goals for the Hoops last season and was a mainstay in Ange Postecoglou’s all conquering side.

He has now followed in the footsteps of his international teammate Kyogo Furuhashi in committing to the Scottish champions under returning boss Brendan Rodgers.

And he said he is now looking to help the Hoops keep all of their silverware at Celtic Park.

As the deal was announced on Thursday, he said: “It is a very happy moment for me and my family. Since we moved from Japan, everyone at the club and, of course, the supporters have been amazing and we are enjoying our life in Scotland.

“Celtic is a special club so I’m very pleased to extend my stay here. When I signed I said that my ultimate goal was to win the league and we have done so, twice.

“Becoming a Treble winner last season has been one of the highlights of my career but we must now prepare for next season.

“Our aim will remain the same, to work hard together with the manager to bring success to the club and our supporters.”

“We have three trophies to defend, and we also have Champions League football, so I am excited to get started.”

Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers added: “Daizen has many qualities that I like in a player – high intensity, attack-minded and his work rate on and off the ball is exceptional.

“He has played a key role in the team since he arrived, helping to secure yet another Treble for the club so I am delighted we have been able to secure a new deal with him.

“Daizen’s attributes make him a really exciting player and I am looking forward to working with him.”

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