Oh Hyun-kyu competitor + league 22 goals ‘Japan national team’ may leave… EPL palace interest

Crystal Palace seems to be keeping an eye on Kyōgo Furuhashi.

The British ‘Football Insider’ said on the 9th (Korean time), “Furuhashi, who has the possibility of transferring this summer, once said that he dreams of playing in the English Premier League (EPL) in the past. Crystal Palace has been steadily watching Furuhashi this season.” Reported.

Furuhashi is a striker from Japan born in 1995. He moved to Vissel Kobe after playing for FC Gifu in the J2 League, and performed outstandingly every season. He consistently scored in double digits in the league except for his first season, when he joined mid-season. In particular, he was scoring 15 goals in 21 league games in the first half before moving to Celtic in the summer of 2021.스포츠토토

His impressive performance led him to wear the Celtic uniform. Furuhashi successfully settled in the Scottish Premiership last season, scoring 12 goals in 20 games. When he played in Japan, he often played as a left-sided striker, but when he came to Celtic, he gradually began to be deployed as a striker.

He has been performing amazingly this season as well. Furuhashi, who has earned the trust of manager Angers Postecoglu and is playing as the starting Strachier, has scored 22 goals in 29 league matches so far. Celtic are leading the Premiership thanks to Furuhashi’s strong performance. They are 12 points clear of second place Rangers. 

Naturally, transfer rumors arose. Connected with the Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace are currently 12th in the Premier League. However, the gap between them and 18th placed Nottingham Forest in the relegation zone is only 6 points. ‘Football Insider’ pointed out that “Crystal Palace must avoid relegation first if they want to reinforce their attacking team this summer.” 

Crystal Palace’s key striker is Wilfred Zaha. He is the all-time leading scorer in the league with 6 goals. Everech Eze is also doing his part with 5 goals. However, Oddsson Eduard, who is in charge of the front line, is only scoring 4 goals, so they are looking for resources that can surely take responsibility for the front. Coincidentally, Eduard also played for Celtic. 

Currently, Furuhashi is contracted until the summer of 2025. And Celtic is known to have set 15 million pounds (about 24.6 billion won) for his transfer fee. Furuhashi is a direct competitor to Hyungyu Oh. Oh Hyeon-gyu, who joined Celtic in January, is mainly replacing Furuhashi and has scored 2 goals in 9 league games (1 start, 8 substitutes).

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