Yesterday, it was confirmed that out-of-contract striker Nazarit had agreed to move to Hokkaido based Consadole Sapporo for the 2015 season.
I’m on record as saying that I thought Naza would leave, but I thought it would be to a J1 club or abroad. The move makes sense in as much as he will be playing with Shinji Ono & Ken Tokura, and Consa will be one of the favourites for at least a play off spot.
It will be interesting to see how Gifu replace him, because 17 goals looks to be a substantial number to replace. Namba & Junki Endo would seem the first options. With Taira Inoue, Yuki Nakamura and Thiago being released, Tomohiro Tanaka is the only other striker on the team at time of writing.
The following video is what Consadole Sapporo supporters can look forward to in 2015:
Adios Naza, I wish you luck but don’t score against us next year!