It’s all about the Celtic, millions come in as Asia joins the Ange revolution

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Since Ange has come to Scotland we have seen not just a complete rebuild of the Celtic team but after a terrible season before, the reestablishment of ourselves as the main draw for Scottish football.

Japan has clearly seen this as true with 4 players arriving from the land of the rising sun with 3 of them in Kyogo, Daizen and Reo cementing positions in the team.

Guchi has been solid in preseason and looks to be a player who will be utilised in many positions this season.

As such, the interest has meant that a 38 game package has been signed, The Rangers will be happy to know that they will feature on 4 occasions.

This comes just days after a tour of Japan was announced, the market opportunities for Celtic there seem limitless.

As reported by the Daily Record:

The Scottish Premiership are cashing in on Ange Postecoglou’s Japanese contingent after striking a new TV deal in the Far East which will be “centred on Celtic games”. Japanese streaming company SPOTVNOW have announced they will deliver 38 top flight games over the season as part of the new agreement.

There has been huge interest in Celtic since Postecoglou left J-League outfit Yokohama F Marinos, where he had been for three years, and brought Kyogo, Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi from the Far East to the east end of Glasgow. DAZN have been long term rights holders in Japan in recent years.

Hoops talisman Kyogo was the priority signing when Postecoglou first took over at Parkhead with the 27-year-old hitting the ground running in Scotland after his arrival from Vissel Kobe to help Celtic pick up the Premier Sports Cup where he played a starring role in the final with a double against Hibs at Hampden before winning the title.

Hatate, Maeda and Ideguchi all followed in the January window and a statement from SPOTVNOW said: “2022/23 season Scottish Premiership will be delivered. Japanese players such as Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate, and Yosuke Ideguchi belong to Celtic. At SPOTVNOW , we plan to deliver 38 games in total, one game per section, centred on Celtic games!”

Like Tom Rogic once said, “We are used to being top of the pile.”

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