Ange Postecoglou’s exciting Celtic transfer claim about Japan

Ange Postecoglou’s start to life as Celtic manager has been mixed to say the least. His style of football has certainly caught the eye and he has got the fans on his side quickly. But, the results have left a lot to be desired and must improve as soon as possible.

It has become clear over the past few months that this Celtic squad still needs a lot of work. And hopefully, they will do that in the upcoming January transfer window.

There are several positions in the squad where Postecoglou could do with more options. It does look like though that the club could have some exciting plans for January, especially surrounding players from Japan.

As reported by The Sunday Post, Postecoglou said regarding the club’s plans for the upcoming transfer window:

“Japan is one of the markets we will be looking at.

“Obviously, I know it really well, and they will get to the end of their season, which is a good time if there’s anyone who will fit into our set-up.

“But we will be looking everywhere.

“The last window in the summer was frantic. This time we want to make sure that we are planning our moves well in advance.

“We have already identified targets, and begun discussions before we get to January.

“So that we can conclude deals a lot quicker than we did in the previous window.”

Celtic could look towards the J1 League in the January transfer window

While Celtic did make twelve signings in the summer transfer window, only one of them was from the J1 League. That man was Kyogo Furuhashi and it is safe to say that he could be one of the best signings that the Hoops have made in a long time.

It was very difficult to bring players from the J1 League in the summer though as it was in the middle of their season. By January though, their season will be over and clubs could be much more open to letting their players leave.

This could be a massive positive for Celtic. Postecoglou spent quite some time managing in Japan before arriving at Parkhead and he has already shown that he knows the players well there with the signing of Kyogo.

If Celtic can just bring in two or three more players of similar quality in the future, then they could have a serious team on their hands that would be capable of competing for domestic titles consistently once again.