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Celtic can land Daizen Maeda for just £3m in January

Celtic have been handed a major transfer boost ahead of the upcoming January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by the Daily Record, who claim that Ange Postecoglou’s side could land the Yokohama F Marinos centre-forward Daizen Maeda – who has been heavily linked with a switch to Parkhead this winter – for a fee somewhere in the region of just £3m.

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Fans will be elated

Considering just how impressive Maeda has been in Japan so far this season, the news that the Bhoys can land the 24-year-old for a relatively cheap transfer fee will have undoubtedly left fans of the club elated.

Indeed, over his 35 J League appearances this term, the £990k-rated man has scored a whopping 22 goals, registered three assists and created four big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.5 shots and making 0.9 key passes per game.

These returns have seen the player who Kevin Muscat dubbed a “fantastic” talent average a SofaScore match rating of 7.09, ranking him as his club’s joint seventh-best performer in the Japanese top flight.

Furthermore, the Japan international is also a player who Postecoglou already knows extremely well, as Maeda scored 12 goals and provided his teammates with four assists over his 50 appearances under the leadership of the 56-year-old, during the manager’s own spell at Yokohama F Marinos.

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As such, it would very much appear that the 24-year-old would make a fantastic addition to Celtic’s current options up front in the January transfer window, meaning that the news regarding the forward’s extremely affordable transfer fee will come as a huge boost to the Bhoys, as a deal for Maeda very much looks there to be done for Michael Nicholson and the Hoops transfer team in the coming weeks.

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