Soccer: Celtic bidding to acquire stars Maeda, Ideguchi, Hatate

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Scottish Premier League giants Celtic are in the process of trying to acquire Japanese forward Daizen Maeda, and midfielders Yosuke Ideguchi and Reo Hatate, a source with knowledge of the matter said Saturday. Yokohama F Marinos, where the 24-year-old Maeda plays, and Gamba Osaka, the 25-year-old Ideguchi's club, are said to be open to transfer talk out of respect for their players' wishes to play again overseas. Maeda was joint top scorer in the J-League first-division, scoring his 23rd goal on Saturday in the J1's final round, while the 24-year-old Hatate, who plays both at left back and in ...

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