Orlowitz hails Ange’s “Blockbuster signing”

Dan Orlowitz has become a familiar enough account to check on twitter since Ange signed and brough Kyogo with him to Paradise, the hope that we would procure more signings from the land of the rising sun has kept Celts curious between the Summer and now.

This of course has culminated in 3 players who have been linked repetitively with a move to Celtic coming in the front door before the window even opened.

Orlowitz had this to say in his Japan Times article.

As Japanese soccer fans prepared to ring in the new year on Friday night, the festivities began early with a volley of signings by Celtic that lit up the night sky all the way from Scotland like green-tinted fireworks.

The first: Yokohama F. Marinos striker Daizen Maeda, the J. League’s joint-top scorer last season and one of its most charismatic talents.

The second: Kawasaki Frontale midfielder Reo Hatate, who represented Japan alongside Maeda at last summer’s Tokyo Olympics and secured his first Best XI selection in the league.

And the third: Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi, who at 25 still possesses the tools that saw him heavily involved in Japan’s qualifying campaign for Russia 2018.

The three are now bound for the legendary Scottish club that has experienced a revival under former F. Marinos boss Ange Postecoglou, whose side lifted the Scottish League Cup last month and is now well-positioned to chase archrival Rangers for the first-division Premiership title.

Friday’s announcement was a win on two fronts for Celtic fans. Not only do these players possess immense talent and plenty of upside, but the fact that their moves were finalized before the official start of the January transfer window is a clear sign that Postecoglou has the backing of the club’s board to build a squad as he pleases, even if that means an audacious triple-signing from the league he conquered in 2019.

If Daizen forms a partnership with Kyogo it will be amazing.

A lot is expected of the three without much to go on save the goal highlights of Maeda, when the football resumes Celtic fans everywhere will be desperate to see what sort of quality and cohesion these new 3 will bring to Celtic alongside Kyogo.

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