It was counted that there were eight Japanese players who advanced from the Japanese J-League to the European first division through the winter transfer market in January.
According to the Japanese media and European statistics media on the 2nd, a total of 8 people left the J-League club to play in the European first division, including 4 people who went to the Scottish Premiership, 2 Portuguese Primeira Liga, 1 French League 1, and 1 Swiss Super League. Knocked.
The most notable phenomenon is that half of the players go to Scotland.
Before the World Cup in Qatar, Celtic, where Oh Hyun-kyu moved, had four Japanese players: Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, Leo Hatate, and Yosuke Ideguchi.
In addition to this, last year’s J1 League MVP Tomoki Iwata and center back Yuki Kobayashi moved to Celtic from Yokohama F Marinos and Vissel Kobe, respectively.
It is analyzed that the reason why many Japanese players joined Celtic was that Enze Postecoglu, who knows Japanese soccer well by taking the helm of the Australian national team and Japan’s Yokohama F. Marinos, was appointed to Celtic.
However, this winter is characterized by the appearance of Japanese players going to other Scottish teams besides Celtic.
Vissel Kobe side striker Yutaro Oda moved to Hearts, a third-place team in the first division of Scotland, and midfielder Riku Tanaki from Consadole Sapporo wore the uniform of a lower-tier club, Motherwell.
Scotland is ranked ninth in the UEFA league rankings, but other teams other than Celtic and Rangers are known to be inferior.
However, as the UK leaves the European Union (EU), it is interpreted that Scottish clubs are turning their eyes to Asian players such as Japan.
‘Forbes’ recently said, “After Brexit (the UK’s withdrawal from the EU), clubs in the UK, such as England and Scotland, started looking for players outside of Europe.” , The fact that you can get a work permit (work permit) without a separate score if requested by the club is also a reason why it is easy for Asian players with a lower league level to go.”
From the point of view of the Scottish club, it means that the so-called ‘cost performance ratio’ of Asian players is high.
Outside of Scotland, two went to the Portuguese first division.
Midfielder Kento Misao, who also played 6 matches for Japan, went to Santa Clara, and Yuki Soma, who also played 9 matches for Japan, moved to Casa Pia.
Portugal also seems to be knocking on the door from the point of view of Japanese players as it also serves as a forward base to go to the big leagues.
The transfer of striker Yuito Suzuki from Shimizu to Strasbourg in the first division of France is the only case in the five major leagues. 토토사이트
Suzuki is a striker who scored two goals against Korea in last year’s U-23 Asian Cup quarterfinals and drew attention as the main contributor to the victory. Recently, he has been making a name for himself as a candidate for the new killer of the Japanese national team, but he is aiming to adapt to the big leagues by transferring to a French mid-table club.
In addition, it was revealed that a total of eight players left the J-League for one month in January and registered for the European first division, including right-back Teruki Hara, who moved on loan from Shimizu to Grasshoppers, Switzerland, where Jung Sang-bin is playing this winter.