Tsubaki joins Melbourne City on a loan transfer

Mon 07 December 2020 | 21:38

Japanese midfielder Naoki Tsubaki has reached an agreement to join Melbourne City ahead of the 2020-21 A-League season on a loan arrangement with Yokohama F.Marinos.

The 20-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at J2 team

Giravanz Kitakyushu

and played 39 games for his side. He also played for Japan at the under-17 level during the 2017 U17 FIFA World Cup and graduated from the

Yokohama F

Marinos academy


“We’re excited to have Naoki here at Melbourne City and we’re looking forward to seeing what he can produce in the A-League.”

Said Melbourne City FC director Michael Petrillo


“He comes to us in high regard from Ange Postecoglou and his coaching team at Yokohama and we believe he'll be a great addition to our final third.

“Naoki has the ability to play a range of positions in attack and his mix of technical ability, speed and creativity has impressed us in what we have seen from him.”

Naoki Tsubaki said: “

I’m delighted to be joining Melbourne City for the upcoming season and the exciting prospect of playing in the A-League


“This is a new adventure for me and my career and I’m looking forward to what I can contribute to the team in both the league and the Asian Champions League.”

The Japanese midfielder is the Club’s seventh signing for the upcoming season.

source: SportMob

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