The Celtic Way writer Tony Haggerty believes that new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has been “shrewd” in signing Liel Abada and Kyogo Furhashi, after the club failed to sign Charlie Wyke from Sunderland earlier on in the transfer window despite being confident at wrapping it up at one stage.
Israel international Abada pencilled a five-year deal with Celtic, whilst Furuhashi signed a four-year deal with the club, and it remains to be seen if new Celtic manager Postecoglou will enter the market for an out-and-out striker.
Odsonne Edouard started the Hoops UEFA Champions League qualifying second round match against FC Midtjylland, before being replaced by Albian Ajeti in the 78th minute. There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Edouard’s future this summer, as the Daily Mail are reporting that Premier League club Brighton are set to make a £20million offer for the Celtic striker.
Whilst the club could lose their number one striker, Haggerty told Transfer Tavern: “From what they are saying Kyobo [Furuhashi] can play in that role too, he’s a wideman-cum-striker and Liel Abada is also.
“Both the articles I read stressed that Abada and Kyogo could play through the middle. They were signed as wingers, which is what Ange Postecoglou likes to do, but I think he’s been a bit shrewd there thinking who can do both these roles, and I think that can be a good thing moving forward for Celtic.”
Celtic kick-off their Scottish Premiership campaign with a trip to Hearts on Saturday July 31 and Hoops fans will be hoping that under new manager Ange Postecoglou, they can regain the Premiership title from rivals Rangers this season.
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