Kyogo Furuhashi has described Glasgow as his second home in an interview with Celtic TV.
No mention was made of his hamstring injury that has put the striker out of action with the interview probably taking place before last week’s match against Real Betis.
Out of nowhere in July Vissel Kobe announced the transfer of Kyogo with initial reports suggesting that Celtic had signed a winger with an eye for goal.
After a spell in quarantine in London the 26-year-old flew to Edinburgh to make his debut as a substitute away to Hearts as Celtic slumped to a 2-1 defeat in the opening game of the season.
Following a goal away to Jablonec in a Europa League qualifier Kyogo scored a hat-trick against Dundee on his home debut with the returning fans discovering a new hero after a year of misery.
Japanese flags are part of the backdrop at Celtic Park these days with the striker as happy with his move as the fans that follow and back him to the rafters out on the pitch.
I have settled well and got used to Glasgow. I am loving the football here. Being able to play my style of football and seeing the reaction and excitement of the fans has given me so much motivation.
I am enjoying playing here. It’s nice to know I am accepted a little, but at the same time, I am not satisfied with my play yet.
I want to play better and contribute towards bringing more joy to fans. I like Glasgow and feel it’s easy to live here. I think I can call it my second home now.