Ex-Scotland international Pat Nevin believes Chelsea should consider making a move for Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi when the transfer window reopens in January.
Nevin, who is a former Blues player, claims that the Japanese international is exactly what the English Premier League side are looking for:
“Chelsea won’t get Callum Wilson or many other proven strikers. I think Kyogo Furuhashi at Celtic would be a good move, too, as he’d finish off a lot of the missed chances. Chelsea will have a lot of options, but they’ve already signed a huge amount of players. ”
Since arriving in Scotland in 2021, Kyogo has scored 58 times in 91 appearances and you can understand why Nevin would recommend that his former club should pursue the player, considering their problems scoring goals. Still, it would be a surprise if he left Celtic Park.
Kyogo only recently signed a new contract
Considering that the 28-year-old put pen to paper on a four-year deal back in July, Celtic will feel they are in a good position to keep the player.
Kyogo has committed his long-term future to the Scottish champions and, unless they are offered crazy money for the striker, you can’t see him leaving.
Celtic would demand a club record fee to sell Kyogo
Even before the Japanese star signed his contract extension, it was reported that the Hoops were demanding between £25m and £30m from interested clubs.
There was some speculation that Spurs manager Angeo Postecoglou could raid his former club for Kyogo, but an official offer was never tabled. Nonetheless, it seems clear that Celtic would want a fee higher than the record figure they received for Kieran Tierney in 2019.
With the forward having extended his stay in Glasgow, you’d think that the club would want an even higher amount, especially if a team like Chelsea come calling.