Barcelona Wants to Sign 17-Year-Old Japanese Soccer Star Jun Nishikawa
Barcelona is hoping to complete the signing of Japanese teenage soccer star Jun Nishikawa before he turns 18 next month.
Nishikawa, the Japanese Under-20 star who walked away from the Under-17 World Cup with two goals and two assists in his four games, will be allowed to join the European teams when he turns 18 in February, according to Mundo Deportivo as translated by Football-Espana.
The transfer to the team can take months and Barcelona wants to secure his signing before the new season kicks off in Spain, Caught Off Side reported. Nishikawa is currently playing for Cerezo Osaka as a midfielder.
Nishikawa’s Spanish coach, Miguel Ángel Lotina, reportedly recommended the teen to Barcelona and discussions of him joining the team have been ongoing over the past year.
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