The offer for Hattori was just the beginning according to Sponichi Annex as now Verdy has their sights set on former national team midfielder and Hattori's Jubilo squadmate Hiroshi Nanami and former Verdy man and current Omiya Ardija central defender Yukio Tsuchiya in another attempt for Verdy to go for the quick fix instead of developing.
What I could glean from this is Verdy wasn't satisfied with the youth movement so instead they are bringing in seasoned vets to shore up the squad. I think it's a big step backwards. All the teams that were promoted had good YOUNG cores accentuated with veterans for leadership. 48 game seasons wear on players in their prime, can you imagne what's gonna happen to a team of 30 somethings? And it's curious to see guys who are starting members of first division squads taking a step down so they can play in front of 4000 people on Wednesdays in the middle of summer.
I don't get it.