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Celtic can land their next Kyogo Furuhashi with Stephen Odey transfer

Celtic had an extremely busy summer transfer window last year in terms of the number of players who came to and went from the club.

This plentiful business turned out to be rather successful for the Hoops, as they managed to regain the Premiership title.

One figure who quickly turned out to be a successful addition to Ange Postecoglou’s ranks from 2021 is Kyogo Furuhashi.

Signed from Japanese club Vissel Kobe in a deal worth £5m, the striker scored 20 goals and delivered five assists in 33 appearances for Celtic across all competitions.

Unfortunately, the 27-year-old was struck down with injury issues which kept him out of action for a significant period of time.

Therefore, it would be safe to suggest that, had he been able to remain fit for the entirety of the season, he could have added even more goals to his already rather impressive tally.

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Now that the 2021/22 campaign has ended and Celtic find themselves in the midst of yet another summer transfer period, this could give the Bhoys and Postecoglou the chance to bring in what could be their next version of Furuhashi.

One player with whom the club have been linked and who could fit this particular bill is Stephen Odey.

Having made 33 appearances last season for Randers, the striker ended up scoring 14 goals and providing two assists as he showed that, just like Furuhashi, he can offer a consistent goal threat.

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To further highlight his attacking prowess, nobody else at the Danish club recorded as many attempts at goal (63) or shots on target (29) as the 24-year-old.

Described as an “exceptional” player and a “deadly” striker by his former manager Fidelis Ilechukwu, the Nigerian – who is currently valued at £1.35m by Transfermarkt – certainly has similar attacking credentials to the current Celtic star.

Taking into account how the Hoops will be looking to not only retain their Premiership title and win the other domestic cup competitions next season, also go as far as they can in Europe, adding the requisite strength and depth to their squad could be vital.

Therefore, securing a deal for a player like Odey, who could fill in for Furuhashi should the latter be troubled with injury issues again, should be right at the top of Celtic’s priority list before the new season kicks off at the end of this month.

AND in other news: Celtic now given green light to sign “incredibly fast” £5m talent, Postecoglou must be buzzing

Article title: Celtic can land their next Kyogo Furuhashi with Stephen Odey transfer

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