The 20-year-old Riku Danzaki joins Brisbane Roar and their head coach Warren Moon believes he could improve their team.
from J1 League clubConsadole Sapporo
where he made his first top-flight appearance at 18 years-old.
Danzaki in his third appearance scored his first goal for the club. It was a 4-1 J-League Cup competition in which the 20-year-old made eight appearances and Sapporo ended up in second place.
“I have heard a lot of good things about Brisbane,” Danzaki said.
“My strong points are getting involved in attacks, scoring, and creating goals. I am looking forward to joining Brisbane Roar and giving my all for the team.”
Head Coach Warren Moon is also excited about what Danzaki could bring to the team.
“We are stoked to have a player like Riku in the orange jersey for the upcoming season,” Moon said.
“At such a young age he brings with him terrific experience having played in the top league & cup competitions in Japan. These competitions are not only some of Asia’s finest but feature some of the world’s best players.
“He’s a player who is coming to Brisbane to develop himself as a player and continue building what is sure to be a huge career in front of him – he’s regarded as one of Japan’s most exciting prospects.
“He will not only bring experience, but flair, enthusiasm, and talent that I believe is a massive addition to our squad and will be exciting to watch this season.”