Midfielder Taisuke Mizuno, who has been on loan from Nagoya Grampus for the last 18 months, has finally joined the club on a full transfer.
Still only 21, Mizuno showed flashes of great promise as a ball playing midfielder at times last year, and seems like he could be primed to become a key part of the new, younger looking FC Gifu side for 2015.
He has lots of energy and his range of passing improved a lot last year. If anything, he tries to do too much sometimes – although that could have been due to feeling the need to constantly prove himself. Hopefully he’ll get a good, long run in the team next season.