Kyogo Furuhashi has arguably been Celtic’s best player this season. And he proved his worth in the Scottish League Cup final, by scoring a wonderful brace in their 2-1 win over Hibernian, despite not being 100 per cent fit. His recent injury problem has been a worry for Ange Postecoglou’s side and they will be hoping to have him back in action as soon as possible. That is not their only worry surrounding the Japanese star though.
Amid new restrictions, the SPFL have decided to bring forward the winter break. It was originally scheduled to begin from January 3 but will now start after the Boxing Day fixtures instead.
The Glasgow Derby, which was originally scheduled to be played on January 2, has now been postponed to February 2, which brings up new problems for Celtic.
During that period of time, Tom Rogic and Kyogo could both be away on international duty if they are called up. There is some uncertainty around the situation of the Japanese star.
Celtic facing Kyogo mystery for Glasgow Derby
As reported by the Daily Record, Kyogo could be available due to the strict guidelines in Japan.
Some rumours have suggested that the Japanese national team squad could be made up of players from only the J1 League. Of course, this is a developing situation and it remains to be seen where we stand at that point of time.
Of course, one has to wonder whether the situation could end up having an effect on Celtic’s January transfer plans, with three of the players they have been heavily linked with, Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi, currently playing in the J1 League.
Thus, it is safe to say that it might take time for the situation to become clear and Celtic face a wait to learn the status of Kyogo for the next Glasgow Derby.
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