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Wednesday, 20th July 2011
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Japanese player moves from J-League to Germany

Young Japanese footballer Yuki Otsu has moved to German club Borussia Monchengladbach for an undisclosed fee.

The footballer, who can play in midfield or up front, has signed a three-year-deal with the Bundesliga club, according to the news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Otsu signed with Borussia Monchengladbach - who finished 16th in Germany's top league last year - from Kashiwa Reysol.

Max Eberl, the German football club's director of sport, noted that the club initially took him on trial, where he convinced the team to take the plunge.

"Yuki Otsu is a wide attacking player who made a good impression in test games and we are pleased to have agreed on a transfer with his club," he said.

Otsu's former club, who are currently sitting in second place in the J-League, were in action this weekend: the team lost 3-2 to Kawasaki Frontale, which knocked them off of the top spot.

Written by Mark Smith

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