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Japan defender Tomoaki Makino to join Cologne

Japan defender Tomoaki Makino to join Cologne

Sanfrecce Hiroshima says Japan defender Tomoaki Makino has agreed to join Cologne, becoming the fifth Japanese player in the Bundesliga.
The J-League club announced the move Thursday on its website but didn't disclose the length of the deal or if there was a transfer fee involved.
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke), Makoto Hasebe (Wolfsburg) and Kisho Yano (Freiburg) also play in Germany's top division.
The 23-year-old Makino has spent all five seasons of his career at Hiroshima, which finished seventh in the recently completed season.
He was selected for Japan's Asian Cup squad last week by coach Alberto Zaccheroni.


Updated : 2021-03-01 19:10 GMT+08:00