Pundit makes 'incredible' Celtic claim as January signing 'definite'
Celtic should make full use of Ange Postecoglou’s “incredible” knowledge of world football when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to Paul Robinson.
The ex-Tottenham and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested it could lead to the signing of another Kyogo Furuhashi.
Speaking to The Sunday Post (October 3rd), Postecoglou, 56, revealed he “will definitely be adding” to his squad in the January window.
He added that the Japanese market, which he knows well from his time at Yokohama F. Marinos, will be of particular focus for his recruitment team.
The Bhoys have already benefitted greatly from Postecoglou’s knowledge of the J-League.
Kyogo Furuhashi was signed from Vissel Kobe in July and the forward already has eight goals to his name.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Celtic fans could expect another signing on Furuhashi’s level, Robinson send:
“Furuhashi has done outstandingly well since he has come in. If they dip into the Japanese market they will be looking for a player of similar ability.
“When you bring a manager like Postecoglou in you have to exploit the world market. Why would you not when he has an incredible knowledge of it.
“It will be the end of the J-League season there so the players will be fit. There will be no issues with them coming in and hitting the ground running.
“It is going to be an exciting window for Celtic because Postecoglou didn’t have much time in the last window to bring in the targets that he wanted. January will give him a real opportunity to add to what he has got.
“Why not tap into a market [Japan] that your manager knows well?”