Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi deserves to be on the radar of English Premier League clubs, according to Clyde1 FM presenter Hugh Keevins.
The journalist was remarking on West Ham’s decision to pay £15m for Aston Villa’s Danny Ings when he questioned why teams south of the border aren’t keeping tabs on Kyogo:
“David Moyes paid £15m for Danny Ings because West Ham are struggling and in danger of relegation. Danny Ings is well into life as a footballer. He must be in his thirties now. And here’s Kyogo. I’m amazed that nobody offered Celtic money for Kyogo.”
To be honest, Hoops supporters will be glad that their no.8 isn’t garnering interest from EPL teams. Kyogo has been in outstanding form, racking up 20 goals in all competitions so far this season.
The Japanese international clearly has the ability to do the business in England as well, but you doubt Celtic would have been open to selling one of their key players midway through the campaign anyway.
Kyogo’s asking price would surely be higher than Ings’ too. Despite the England international’s past pedigree, having also played for Liverpool and Southampton, he is two years older than the Celtic forward and has a poor track record with injuries.