Hoops make Otsu move
Reports in Far East claim Celtic want Japanese forward on loan
By Edwin Chong. Last Updated: August 24, 2012 12:39pm
Yuki Otsu: Wanted on loan by Celtic, according to reports
Celtic have made an approach to sign Japan international Yuki Otsu on a one-year loan deal from Borussia Monchedgladbach, according to reports in the Far East.
The 22 year-old starred in the 2012 London Olympics where he scored three goals, including the winner in Japan's stunning 1-0 triumph over Spain.
According to reports in Asia, Celtic officials are currently in negotiations with Bundesliga side Gladbach and a decision will be known in the coming days.
Last week, Otsu made his intentions of leaving the German club clear if he was not a regular for the coming season.
"It will be fine if I can play games after gaining momentum at the Olympics. If it's impossible, I may transfer on loan. I may leave the club. I want to talk to my coach," he said on the club's official website.
The forward has struggled during his time in Germany since leaving the J-League in 2011 and hopes a new start can reinvigorate his career.