Football – Ligue 1. Japanese striker Junya Ito could commit to Stade de Reims

St is not certain that he can quickly dispose of the left-back defender he has been asking for since the departure of Ghislain Konan, Oscar Garcia will console himself, momentarily, with the scheduled arrivals of two attackers. History of strengthening a failing sector since the highly publicized departure of Hugo Ékitiké at Paris Saint-Germain.

Thus, the Reims recruitment unit has accelerated the pace on two files. That of a central striker, a position which should soon occupy a player on loan – the names of Folarin Balogun (Arsenal) and Alelsander Buska (Genoa) have circulated – and that of a right winger.

“He is a player we have been following for two years and whose qualities we greatly appreciate”

Once is not custom, the leaders of the stadium could put on the experience by throwing their evolution on Junya Ito (29 years old), the Japanese right winger of KRC Genk, recognized as one of the best attackers in the Jupiler Pro League. ” He is a player we have been following for two years and whose qualities we greatly appreciate.we explain to the club, with Arbër Zeneli on the left, El Bilal (Toure) will have two good providers “.

After selling his attacking midfielder Kristian Thorstvedt to Sassuolo for €10 million and his Brazilian left-back Neto Borges (free) to Clermont, Genk was rather reluctant to lose his key player (144 games for 29 goals and 49 assists Decision-makers since 2018. But the Belgian club no longer had a say from the moment Stade de Reims was ready to pay the player’s release clause (€10 million).

He will compete in the World Cup

According to Het Laatste Nieuwseverything accelerated this Thursday, when the marginal player, author of a high-level performance with his club last Sunday against Cercle de Bruges (3-2 victory), decided to train in the group, evoking his future departure in Champagne.

He’s a national team star “says a colleague from the press agency Kyodo News, based in Paris. And obviously, he will be part of “Samurai Blue” this fall at the World Cup in Qatar.

With Takumi Minamino (Monaco), Junya Ito could be the second Japanese to be evaluated in Ligue 1 this season. If all goes well, he will also become the first Japanese and the second Asian representative (after the Korean Hyun-ju Suk) to play for the Rémois Rouge et Blanc.


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