Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi, previously linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, is now reportedly wanted by Vincent Kompany at newly-promoted Burnley.

Furuhashi joined Celtic from Japanese side Vissel Kobe back in 2021 and has been prolific in Scotland ever since. The 28-year-old has scored 54 goals in 83 games for the Glasgow side (Transfermarkt).

Kyogo Furuhashi

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Last season alone, Furuhashi bagged 34 goals in all competitions for Celtic (Transfermarkt) and was instrumental in helping Ange Postecoglou achieve an historic treble with the Scottish giants.

Postecoglou, of course, has now moved on and taken over the top job at Tottenham. The Australian has a busy summer ahead of him as he looks to strengthen a Spurs side which disappointed on all fronts last term.

It has already been reported by The Sun that Postecoglou is keen to be reunited with the Japan international in North London.

However, it is thought the player has admirers in Italy, France, and Spain, too.

Spurs may have to battle Burnley in Furuhashi race

Now, it has emerged that Burnley have entered the race to sign Kyogo Furuhashi this summer as the Clarets look to add firepower that can keep them in the Premier League.

That’s according to the Daily Record, who claim Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is “targeting” the Celtic striker during this transfer window.

Kompany is heading into the top flight without Burnley legend Ashley Barnes, and Nathan Tella, whose loan spell from Southampton has come to an end.

Apparently, Furuhashi is on Kompany’s “hit-list” of strikers who he will look to sign if a permanent move for Tella cannot be secured.

It is believed new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is “desperate” to keep the marksman at the club, but is “braced for approaches” from England.

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That goalscoring record is mightily impressive, but we have to be wary of how well those numbers in the SPL would translate to attacking returns in the Premier League.

I’m sure Postecoglou would love to work with Furuhashi again, but I can’t see it being a transfer we pursue too keenly.

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