North London giants Arsenal have turned the corner defensively in the Premier League since they conceded nine goals in their first three games and Japan international Takehiro Tomiyasu is a big part of the newfound defensive solidity at the club.
Japan international Takehiro Tomiyasu has been rewarded for the fantastic start to his Arsenal career after he was voted as the Player of the Month for September. Tomiyasu was voted as the best player for last month by the Arsenal fans as announced by the club earlier this week.
Tomiyasu became an Arsenal player at the end of August following his transfer from Italian Serie A club Bologna. The Gunners were reported to have paid around £16m for the Japan senior national team defender.
Premier League heavyweights Arsenal have completed the signing of Japan international defender Takehiro Tomiyasu. 22-year-old Tomiyasu signed for the Gunners on transfer deadline day on the back of the club agreeing a fee with Bologna in the Italian Serie A. Arsenal and Bologna reportedly agreed a fee of £19.8m ($27.2m), add-ons inclusive, for the Japan national team defender.
Liverpool attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino could be an option for Aston Villa after they missed out on Arsenal youngster Emile Smith-Rowe who has signed a new deal at the Emirates Stadium. This is according to the publication from the stables of The Boot Room.
Premier League club Southampton have sent a message to Liverpool that they are willing to do business with them as they aim to complete a permanent transfer of their player Takumi Minamino. The Saints took the Japanese international star on loan last season and the player was allowed to express himself on the pith by being awarded more games than he could ever have played if he remained at Anfield.
Southampton have confirmed that they are in talks with Liverpool over the transfer of Japan national team player Takumi Minamino. The petite player spent the second half of the just concluded Premier League campaign on loan at Southampton from parent club and he did more than enough to impress manager Ralph Hassenhuttl and his coaching staff.
Tottenham outcast Danny Rose is currently attracting interest from Asian clubs and is set to sit down with the club and review his future in the coming days. The former England international defender has fallen out of favor at Tottenham and was deemed surplus to requirements by former manager José Mourinho during his time in charge of the club.
Australian player Adam Taggart has reportedly moved a step further to seal his long-awaited move from Australia to Japan and is nearing a permanent move to Cerezo Osaka, it has been confirmed. The striker arrived at the Japanese Airport earlier in the week to complete all the remaining details required for him to complete the transfer.
Japanese outfit HCMC Football Club have completed the permanent signing of Brazilian striker Junior Barros. The forward becomes the most recent foreign player to be moving to be Japanese league after his contract with Ventforet Kofu ended. Before moving to the Japanese J1 League, Barros used to ply his trade in his native Brazil but decided to join Kofu back in 2017. He then decided to leave the club after Kofu were confirmed to be dropping to the Japanese J2 league back in 2018.
Japan were unable to keep their unbeaten run going after suffering a 2-0 loss to Mexico in a friendly match. This was the first defeat in four games for the Japanese national team. Despite having a good start to the game, Japan were unable to capitalise and Mexico came back stronger in the second half. Wolves forward Raul Jimenez was able to break the deadlock in the 63rd minute. It seemed that Japan were taken aback by this goal and they quickly found themselves 2-0 down thanks to a goal from Hirving Lozano in the 68th minute.
The first half was completely controlled by the Samurai blue. However, they were unable to break the deadlock with Genki Haraguchi and Musashi Suzuki coming very close. After the game, Suzuki admitted that this was the kind of result that would happen to a team if they do not take the chances when they were on top.