CELTIC could more than DOUBLE their money if they are tempted to allow Kyogo Furuhashi to leave the champions this summer.

Reports have emerged that J-League giants Urawa Red Diamonds are preparing an ambitious record-breaking bid to take the striker back to Japan.

The Hoops paid Vissel Kobe £4.6million for the 29-year-old fans’ favourite in July 2021 and the frontman has claimed 73 goals for the club over his three seasons in Glasgow.

TRADEMARK CELEBRATION…Kyogo Furuhashi goes through the goal routine Celtic fans have witnessed 73 times in three years.

Kyogo collected 20 goals in his debut campaign, despite spending four months on the sidelines with two separate injury problems, and he followed that up with a remarkable 34 in Ange Postecoglou’s treble-winning team a year later.

Last season saw the fleet-footed frontman hit something of a blip and he had to be content with 19 goals, sharing his top marksman status with midfielder Matt O’Riley.

Brendan Rodgers is looking to add to his side’s firepower in the new crusade and the league and Cup double-winning club are pushing to make Adam Idah’s move to Parkhead permanent after his nine goals during his short-term loan stint from Norwich City.

There could be some tough negotiating between the clubs in the summer plus the Irishman is scouring the market for a successor to Joe Hart with the 37-year-old keeper bringing down the curtain on his two decades in the game with a fine farewell performance in the 1-0 Scottish Cup triumph at the weekend.

GLASGOW BELONGS TO ME…Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates his winning derby strike at Parkhead on December 30.

Benji Siegrist also looks to be on his way which will leave only Scott Bain as an experienced netminder of the club’s books.

The last thing Rodgers wants to entertain at the moment is a bid for his main attack-leader although the story in the Daily Mail insists Urawa Red Diamonds “have placed Furuhashi at the top of their list” as they rebuild their squad.

The report claims the club are willing to break the current £10million J-League transfer record to seal a deal for the player who still has three years to run on his Celtic contract.


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