June 19, 2024

Kyogo is Burnley transfer target as Celtic star added to Vincent Kompany’s Premier League wishlist

The Clarets look like being priced out of a move for former loanee Nathan Tella so have turned their attentions to Kyogo.

 

Who is Kyogo Furuhashi? The Japanese star loved already at Celtic |  FootballTransfers.com

 

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is targeting prolific Celtic striker Kyogo Furuhashi in the search for a new striker.

 

Kompany guided the Clarets to promotion, sending Burnley back to the Premier League at the first attempt last month. But he’s searching for a new attack this summer after losing veteran Ashley Barnes and loan sensation Nathan Tella who has returned to Southampton. The relegated Saints are understood to have slapped an £18million value on Tella (above) but new boss Russell Martin hasn’t yet decided if they’ll let him leave as they look to bounce back to the Premier League immediately.

 

Kompany has assembled a hit-list if he can’t strike a deal for Tella who was instrumental in Burnley’s promotion success with 17 goals. And sister title The Mirror report 28-year-old Japanese international Kyogo is on Burnley’s radar after scoring 34 goals in 50 games to help Celtic to a domestic treble under Ange Postecoglou,Tottenham’s new boss.

 

New Hoops chief Brendan Rodgers, sacked by relegated Leicester in April, is desperate to keep Furuhashi at Celtic Park. But he’s braced for approaches from England after the former Vissel Kobe man finished as the Premiership’s top scorer.

 

Kompany has made his second signing of the season, bagging Republic of Ireland defender Dara O’Shea from West Brom after centre-back Jordan Beyer joined on a permanent deal from Borussia Monchengladbach following a season on loan at Turf Moor.

 

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