Player of the Year Kyogo signs new four year contract to remain at Celtic

The absolutely brilliant news this morning from Celtic, is that Kyogo has signed a new four year deal with the club that will take him through until 2027 as a Celtic player!

With Jota already away to Saudi Arabia in a £25m transfer deal, supporters were increasing fretting over stars like Player of the Year Kyogo but as Yatao reported on The Celtic Star at the weekend, Kyogo is committed to Celtic and today’s news from Celtic officially confirms the position with Kyogo now as Just An Ordinary Bhoy pointed out yesterday, able to go on and establish himself as a true Celtic legend.

Football: Celtic player Kyogo Furuhashi Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi holds up the Scottish Premiership Player of the Year trophy he won in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 14, 2023.

Kyogo has scored five goals in three cup finals for Celtic and has won two Scottish Premiership titles, two League cups and a Scottish cup in his two seasons at Celtic. You can add to that just about every personal award for player of the year, top goalscorer and he’s also now back playing for Japan after that bizarre decision to exclude him from the World Cup in Qatar.

Kyogo’s 54 goals in 83 games for Celtic is some going and by the time he’s finished he could be up there among the all-time Celtic great goalscorers.

A delighted Kyogo said (via Official Celtic FC website) on penning his new contract: “I am very happy to extend my stay for four years at this incredible club. It is an honour to represent Celtic Football Club and our amazing supporters.

“Last season was unbelievable. From the start of the campaign, our aim was to do as well as we could in every competition we played in. We worked very hard every day, on and off the pitch, to win silverware and put smiles on our fans’ faces.

Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates after scoring our second goal during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and theRangers at Celtic Park on April 08, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“To win my first Treble, and help secure a world record breaking eighth Treble for the club was a very proud moment for me and I cherish the memories of celebrating this with our fans. They have been so supportive of me since I joined Celtic so I will work hard to repay them.

“Next season our objective is the same – to bring success to our Ccub. I am excited to defend our trophies and the opportunity to represent this huge club in the Champions League. My personal motivation is to score more goals and help my team-mates win matches.

“I am looking forward to getting started and working with Brendan. He is a top-level manager, he knows the club and knows what it takes to win silverware here. I and my team mates are looking forward to working with him.”

Celtic manager, Brendan Rodgers added: “It is brilliant news for the club. Kyogo is an important player for us so I am delighted he has signed a new contract.

“Kyogo has thrived since he arrived in Scottish football and has shown his outstanding qualities. In two seasons, he has secured five domestic honours, scored over 50 club goals and become a Treble winner. This takes a lot of hard work, dedication and sacrifice both on and off the pitch.

“He is an exciting player who is hungry to bring more success to our club. He has a great mentality and is an unbelievable talent.

“I am looking forward to working with him and helping him and the wider team develop to help drive the club forward.”

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