Still 21-years-old, Liel Abada is the same age Jota was when Benfica sent him out on a season long loan to Valladolid. The insanely valuable talents of Jota were not evident at his mother club and remained hidden for his duration in Spain.
Kyogo was 23 before he played top-flight football in Japan, also as a winger. His prodigious talents took years longer to mature into the goal scorer he is today. This is what successful player development often looks like and it is why Brendan Rodgers persuaded Liel Abada to get his head down for another season at Celtic.
Like Kyogo, Liel has an innate understanding of space and timing in front of goal. He is also a big game player, having scored three times against Newco in his two seasons here, only Dundee United have conceded more to him, including a memorable last-minute winner with 10-men, and, of course, a Scottish Cup Final goal.
He has played through the middle on a couple of occasion without success but I think he has what it takes to make it as a striker, all he needs is time to learn the position and good coaching.
Joining him for competition on the wing will be Korean Hyunjun Yang, also 21, whose signing from Gangwon was confirmed this morning. Hyunjun leaves a team who were fighting relegation all season, which is quite a different prospect from what he will experience at Celtic.
The developmental opportunities for wing players at Celtic have been one of the highlights at the club in recent years. As we discussed last week, wingers are changed during a game more often than any other position, we need volume and variety in the squad.
Welcome to Celtic, Hyunjun.