Celtic look to have set up a second match in Japan as part of their summer tour, according to local press.

Japanese publication Sponichi have reported that the Hoops will take on J1-League side Gamba Osaka, who are currently in 17th place in the league this campaign.

Gamba, who play in the Panasonic Stadium Suita in the Osaka Prefecture, have had dealings with the Glasgow club in the recent past, as Celtic signed midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi from the club in the January transfer window last year.

There will be no reunion for Ideguchi, however, as he is out on loan at fellow J1-League side Avispa Fukuoka, where he is currently sidelined with an ankle injury.

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This follows on from the announcement that Celtic will be taking on fellow Japanese side Yokohama F Marinos in a friendly on Wednesday, 19th July at the Nissan Stadium, which holds 72,000 people.

It will be an emotional night for Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, who will return to the club he managed from 2019 to 2021, before his move to the Hoops. Similarly, the friendly will also provide a return to Yokohama for Daizen Maeda and Tomoki Iwata, who both played for Marinos before their moves to Parkhead.

The next game scheduled after this takes place in South Korea, in a return to the Suwon World Cup stadium for Hyeon-gyu Oh, as Celtic take on Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday 26 July. The 21-year-old striker played his home games in this venue whilst on the books at Suwon Samsung Bluewings, as he looks to take on international teammate Hwang Hee-chan, who plies his trade for opponents Wolves.

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