“I look at everywhere mate. I have good information networks there” – Postecoglou drops massive transfer teaser

For Ange Postecoglou and the transfer market, it seems that the Celtic gaffer has the Midas touch when identifying players.

With Kyogo, Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda already proving to be a success in their short time here, not to mention Juranovic, O’Reilly, CCV and others, the Celtic fans will be looking forward to a summer of transfer activity to see what other gems the Hoops boss can unearth.

In an exclusive interview with Australian media outlet, Stan Sport Football, Postecoglou dropped massive hints at where he plans to look next to strengthen the squad, “I mean because of vested interest, I’m always watching the A league anyway.

“Because there’s a lot of guys who I know and I worked with and coaching in particular in the A League.

“So I have followed their progress very closely and a lot of people I still keeping in touch with over there.

“I mean in terms of scouting one thing I’ve, again, maybe coming because I’ve come from a place like Australia, we’ve had to be fairly clever and have some ingenuity around the way we look at the game.

“I look at everywhere mate. I don’t corner just one market. I mean, here they tend to be focused on certain markets.

“I know talent can be found anywhere in the world, including Australia and Asia is obviously, Asian Football, is something that I have great knowledge on.

“I’m very fond of not just Japanese football, other parts of the region.

“So in terms of our scouting we obviously look everywhere.

“Obviously with Australian players I’ve got better knowledge. I have good information networks there. So if anyone does stand me up.

“It’s not about me trying to give opportunities just for the sake of it,  there will be opportunities for people that’s going to be the right fit for the player to come over here and be successful.

“And you know the lads that have already come over here doing really well and it’s great to them developing their football.

“Always keeping an eye on them.”

This was a fascinating insight as to how Postecoglou thinks and where he targets players and it seems it’s not just the Japanese leagues he has his eye on when scouting.

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