FORMER Celtic attacker Kris Commons understands the fans' excitement surrounding Kyogo Furuhashi - but he thinks the Japan internationalist still has some way to go until he can be held up alongside great strikers in the club's recent history.

The 26-year-old has been a revelation since arriving from Vissel Kobe this summer and already has 16 goals to his name - including a brace in Sunday's Premier Sports Cup final victory over Hibs.

Kyogo has quickly etablished himself as a fans' favourite at Parkhead, leading pundit Tam McManus to declare Furuhashi as Celtic's best striker since the legendary Henrik Larsson.

However, Commons has poured cold water over that suggestion - arguing that while Kyogo's start to life in Glasgow has been impressive, he needs to maintain his form over a longer period to be truly considered amongst the best forwards in Celtic's recent history.

"Kyogo has been an absolute sensation," Commons wrote in his Daily Mail column.

"He's completely lit the place up, and those two finishes yesterday [against Hibs] were absolutely outrageous.

"I can understand people arguing that he's already the best Celtic striker since Henrik Larsson.

"However, I'd disagree purely because he's only been here six months and also because I played with Gary Hooper.

"You've also got to consider some of the others who have played up there in the past 20 years - John Hartson, Chris Sutton, Georgios Samaras, Anthony Stokes, Leigh Griffiths, Moussa Dembele, Odsonne Edouard - so it's a very big call. A lot of those guys did it season after season.

"But what I would say is you've now got someone there who is emulating some fantastic strikers who have gone before him in terms of finishing and movement.

"If he's going to be the new Larsson, he'll need a player as good as Sutton or Hartson alongside him. He can't do it himself."