John Hartson claims Celtic summer signing is ‘quite special’

Celtic have brought in quite a few players over the course of the recently concluded summer transfer window, which is understandable considering the magnitude of the squad rebuild that was required at Parkhead following a 2020/21 campaign that saw them finish trophyless and 25 points behind the Rangers in the Premiership table.

Liam Shaw, Osaze Urhoghide, Liel Abada, Kyogo Furuhashi, Carl Starfelt, Joe Hart, James McCarthy, Josip Juranovic, Liam Scales, Georgios Giakoumakis, Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers are the twelve players who arrived at Parkhead this season, ten on permanent deals and two on loan.

Some of them have started to make their presence felt at the club while others are yet to find their feet. If there is someone who has already started to standout as the signing of the summer though, it is Kyogo.

The Japanese star has been excellent till now and John Hartson was full of praise for him. As reported by The Sunday Post [05/09 print edition, Post Match supplement page 9] (via 67 Hail Hail), he said:

“There is no doubt Celtic have landed someone quite special in Kyogo. His movement is outstanding.

“It was a pity he couldn’t get more involved against Rangers, but when he moved into the central role, he was an absolute menace to their defence.

“Having him gives Celtic a real chance of winning the league this season.”

Kyogo looks like a brilliant signing for Celtic

It is safe to say that Kyogo looks like quite a signing for the Hoops. He has been excellent till now and hopefully will continue to perform at this level throughout the course of the season.

Whenever he has played through the middle, he has been a problem for the opposition defence. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 7 goals and provided an assist in 9 appearances across all competitions for the Hoops till now.

With the club having signed Giakoumakis on transfer deadline day, it will be interesting to see where Ange Postecoglou decides to field him moving forward. While Kyogo has looked much better when playing through the middle, the Greek striker was the top scorer in Eredivisie last season and it does not feel like he is someone who the club have signed to come off the bench.