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.
Speaking to the official Cerezo Osaka official club website, Taggart said that he was happy to finally land in Japan despite how difficult it has been for him to do that in the past couple of weeks. He added that he is buzzing to meet his new teammates and to also start playing with them, while also saying he would love to meet the fans as soon as it is deemed possible and appropriate.
27-year-old Taggart spent the last two years of his career playing for Korea Republic club Suwon Bluewings where he had a remarkable debut season with the club that saw him win the league’s Golden Boot.
His new club, Cerezo, finished the last campaign in fourth place in the table and missed out on an AFC Champions League qualifying spot by just three points. Their failure to clinch that spot saw their rivals Nagoya Grampus fill up the space instead.
Despite being in a new season, the club have continued right from where they left off last campaign and currently occupy the fourth position, they ended last year with after already playing seven games.