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Pundit claims Celtic star would suit both Liverpool, and Manchester City

Liverpool and Manchester City have been told that Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi would suit their sides, by pundit Pat Nevin on Off The Ball. The Japan international has been in stunning form for Ange Postecoglou’s side.

Kyogo, 26, has been in stunning form ever since his move to Glasgow. Swapping Andres Iniesta’s Vissel Kobe for the Bhoys in the summer, he has since scored a huge 16 goals in 25 games – laying on five assists.

Many have already labelled him as the best player in Scotland. His work rate is incredible up top and while he is not the strongest, he makes up for it in terms of his movement, speed of thought, incredible control and finishing.

As is the way when a player shines in Scottish football, Premier League vultures are likely to be looking to make a move. Kyogo is expected to generate interest in the next couple of transfer windows.

Ex-Scotland star Nevin, who came through the Celtic academy before enjoying a career with Chelsea, Everton and others, thinks Kyogo’s style would suit the likes of Liverpool or Manchester City.

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“There’s a lot of clubs that will be watching him right this second. I think he’d be best suited for a Liverpool or a Manchester City. He’d work really, really well there,” Nevin said.

“I suspect he would probably have to take a step before he made that one. He would go to one of the other clubs lower down the table, similar to the way Van Dijk did. From Southampton to Liverpool.”

Nevin on Kyogo: Liverpool or Manchester City for Celtic star?

Firstly, it must be said that Kyogo is some way off the quality required at Liverpool and Manchester City. Indeed, the Premier League’s biggest clubs normally wait for a mid-table side to take a risk on a player like Kyogo.

They would rather pay bigger fees on a player that has proven himself in England’s top tier – rather than taking a risk at a lower price. Kyogo fits this category. But on paper, he certainly suits the high press of Liverpool and City.

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