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Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has named Kyogo Furuhashi as the ‘perfect striker’, after the forward pledged his long term future to the club this week.

The 28-year old has scored 54 goals in 83 games since arriving in Scotland and played an instrumental role in securing a domestic clean sweep last campaign.

Speaking to Celtic TV Rodgers said: “I’ve always had a striker at the top end of the pitch who’s got pace and is dynamic and for me he’s absolutely perfect. His work rate, his intensity and how he presses the game. His movement is that of a very top striker.”

Last season’s top gaol scorer Kyogo and fellow Japanese international Daizen Maeda both signed contract extensions this week, keeping them at Celtic Park until 2027.

Rodgers welcomed the move to secure the duos future’s and on Maeda added:

“He’s a player that’s different to the others. Some of the other players strengths are dribbling and taking people on, but what he gives the team is that he can play in a number of positions. He sets the tone for the pressing whether he’s playing on the left side or through the middle.”

“Wherever he plays he presses the game and he works tirelessly. We can help him add more goals to his game and you’ll see him constantly improve hopefully.”