Celtic has just now announced that it has completed a five year deal for Vissel Kobe central defender Yuki Kobayashi, subject to international clearance. It comes less than 24 hours after Ange re-iterated his intention to make our transfer window signings as soon as possible.
By the time 1 January comes around, this guy will already have completed the paperwork and he will be with the team. What a contrast this is from times past when we had to wait until the window was drawing to a close before the manager got what he wanted.
Here, at Celtic now, deals are done before the window even opens so that the moment they do we have the players in place. What a transformation at this club.
The player has already spoken to the club social media channels and this is what he had to say; “I am so excited to be joining Celtic and I am really looking forward to this wonderful opportunity. I will be giving everything to try and be successful with the Club. Right across the world, everyone knows what a special club Celtic is and it will be a real honour to wear this fantastic jersey. The work of Ange Postecoglou is also really well-known in Japan after he had such a great time in the J League, and as well as being part of Celtic I can’t wait to work with him as a coach and the great team of players he has already developed. I know that Celtic over so many years has such a brilliant track record of success and I now want to play my part in bringing more great moments to the Club and our fans.”
Welcome to the greatest club in the game Yuki, and we all look forward to seeing you in the Hoops. And congratulations to all at Parkhead who are operating right now in a manner none us has ever seen before. This is what well run really looks like.