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Daizen Maeda - Celtic Bound


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Well, it’s about time!

Around 9pm this evening, the news broke from @Albelt_Shimano that Daizen Maeda has agreed a loan deal to Celtic with a view to buy, the fee being around £1.7m.

The news was also broken by the guys at Sorare Odyssey, who immediately got everyone on ‘Celtic Twitter’ chatting about it. Well done to them, and here’s their excellent podcast where, half an hour in, they break down Reo Hatate, another target, as well as Maeda, and their potential impact for the hoops

The manager had promised signings in this window, so hopefully this is just the start, with Hatate announced soon as well, but we’re thrilled with deals being concluded ahead of the window in any case, and it’s refreshing to see Celtic so proactive in the market.

Here’s what our incoming bald prince can do for us!

Does it spell trouble for James Forrest ? Who knows, but competition is healthy and if we’re bringing in a guy even quicker and more clinical than he is, then good.

Here’s to more of that.