Following the signing of defender for Manchester City, Celtic will not sign Ko Itakura this summer. Monchengladbach is a club located in the German Bundesliga.
With Benjamin Siegrist and Alexandro Bernabei joining the Bhoys this summer, they have now acquired two new faces.
After all three impressed on loan last season, permanent deals for Cameron Carter-Vickers, Daizen Maeda, and Jota have now been secured.
Celtic are making some impressive moves in the market and look to be in excellent position for another title success next season.
Ko Itakura will not be signing with Celtic.
Ko Itakura, a Japanese defender, isn't going to be a part of any Celtic championship push.
Itakura was heavily linked to Celtic last summer before joining Schalke, whose sporting director Rouven Schroder claimed that Celtic were desperate to sign the defender.
Despite a good loan spell, Schalke could not afford to keep Itakura in a permanent position, which opened the door for Celtic.
Celtic were re-introduced to Itakura by the Manchester Evening News in May.
Through Ange Postecoglou and Mark Lawwell, the Celtics' strong links to the City Football Group made a move seem plausible.
Add in the Celtics' influx of Japanese talent and going for Itakura made perfect sense.
Itakura has been re-signed with Celtic, but the defender has now secured a permanent move back to Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Gladbach have signed a four-year deal with the 25-year-old, who was presented as their next signing on Saturday.
Itakura had several attractive proposals on the table, according to Gladbach sporting director Roland Virkus, though it's unclear if one of them came from Celtic.
Itakura was hailed by Virkus as an exceptional strongrunner, and the Bundesliga club is extremely ecstatic to have signed him.
Itakura will not be the player that Celtic is looking for this summer.