Celtic reporter Kieran Devlin has shared who was behind the signings of Hoops trio Jota, Josip Juranovic and Kyogo Furuhashi over the summer.
The Lowdown: Successful starts…
Celtic made 12 signings over the summer, with some more successful than others so far.
Jota, who joined on deadline day, has contributed to eight goals in 12 appearances. Juranovic, who cost £2.7m, has shown his versatility by filling in for Greg Taylor at left-back, while Furuhashi has been the star acquisition with 12 goal contributions in 16 games.
And Devlin has now shared who specifically from Parkhead was behind each respective deal ahead of the club’s clash with Ferencvaros on Thursday.
The Latest: Devlin’s claim
Devlin shared a story on The Athletic on Wednesday, looking at where the Hoops could add to in the January window.
One supporter replied, saying whoever was behind the deals for Furuhashi, Jota and Juranovic should be able to do what they want in the New Year.
This is what Devlin had to say in response, sharing details of who was behind each transfer.
“First one was obviously Postecoglou, second two were largely scouting department but Postecoglou really wanted Juranovic too in particular I’m led to believe.”
The Verdict: Ange to strike again?
It’s good to see that the scouting department weighed in with moves for Juranovic and Jota, even though the club still remains without a director of football or head of recruitment.
Furuhashi meanwhile has enjoyed a brilliant start to life in Scotland, and Postecoglou will surely be granted the chance in January to bring more J1 League talent to Celtic Park given how that signing has panned out.
The likes of Daizen Maeda and Reo Hatate have been linked with winter window moves, and if the pair make the switch over the coming months and have half the impact Furuhashi has made in the second half of the season, then you’d expect they would be shrewd signings and would only help Celtic in their quest for Scottish Premiership glory.
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