McAvennie claims Celtic have a real 'superstar' in their ranks after signing completed
Celtic new boy Kyogo Furuhashi could forge a formidable partnership with fellow striker Odsonne Edouard this season, according to Frank McAvennie.
The former Celtic striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the Parkhead faithful had “really taken to” the Japanese striker.
Furuhashi scored his sixth goal in six games last night (August 19th) against AZ Alkmaar in Europa League qualifying, peeling away from his man at the back post to volley home.
The six-cap Japan international moved to Glasgow from Vissel Kobe in July for almost £5million.
Celtic’s new boss Ange Postecoglou was instrumental in the signing, with his time in Japan benefitting the Hoops.
Upon the deal’s announcement, he said Furuhashi was “someone I know well”. He added that the forward would “excite” Celtic’s supporters.
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McAvennie believes that Postecoglou has more than justified these claims.
“This boy is a superstar,” he told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.
“You can just imagine the interest that will flood to Celtic with all the Japanese TV doing interviews.
“It just looks as if he is really enjoying himself, although he played on the left at the weekend – which I wasn’t too convinced about.
“I think he will embarrass some of the other players like Edouard into moving a lot more.
“His movement and running is top draw, he would work alongside Edouard so well – but he could play with anyone up there.”
“He’s got unbelievable energy, the fans have really taken to him – and that’s showing in his game.
Celtic are looking to wrestle the title back from Old Firm rivals Rangers after finishing 25 points adrift of Steven Gerrard’s side last term.
Both sides have played two league games this season, winning one and losing one apiece.