With the Celtic players back at Lennoxtown preparing for the new season, under the watchful eye of Brendan Rodgers, we are starting to hear more from them regarding recent events at the club. Joe Hart has spoken of his delight at the recent news that Kyogo Furuhashi has signed a new four-year contract with the Hoops.
Hart is currently the number one goalkeeper at the club, but he would surely have a close eye on what’s happening in the transfer window as Rodgers sets out to strengthen his squad. Marco Tilio and Odin Thiago Holm have already been signed this summer.
Earlier this week, the club announced a new 4-year deal for Kyogo. And they have now repeated that with another 4-year deal announced on Thursday afternoon for Daizen Maeda. Both were starters last season. Thus, this is very positive news.
As reported by The Irish News, Hart said regarding Kyogo’s contract extension while speaking at Lennoxtown:
“It’s huge, what a great bit of news that is.
“I love him as a person, he’s a beautiful person and he’s an exceptional footballer.
“He has been brilliant since he came in and really shone for us last year in big moments and he really sets the tone for a high-pressing, exciting football team.
“He’s loved here. And obviously he’s felt that because he’s wanted to commit a real important time in his career to this club and we appreciate that.
“I think the statement of the club is that if you want to be here and you’re playing well then you’re welcome. And if you don’t, then we’ll look for someone who does.”
Hart delighted with Celtic teammate’s decision
Kyogo is coming off of a brilliant campaign in the Hoops. His 34 goals last season helped him become the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership and also secured him several individual awards, both at club and league-wide level.
He did not make as much of an impact in the Champions League last season as he would have liked and did not score in the competition. But his confidence will be high now, and hopefully the 4-year deal adds to that and Hart’s words will come as a great boost too.
Last season’s experience in the Champions League will do him well this time around. Surely we will see more from Kyogo in Europe’s elite competition on the upcoming occasion. And hopefully he will continue to dominate Scottish football, like he has for the previous two campaigns. It will also be interesting to see how Rodgers tries to get the best out of him.
- Published on 07/07/2023 at 22:30 PM
- Last updated at 07/07/2023 at 22:36 PM
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