A Brazilian enters through a window? I know I botched the old saying, whatever. Well, just as soon as rumors of Marcus heading back to Kanagawa and fat J1 living comes the rumor that Verdy is now in heavy pursuit of 22 year old Kashiwa Reysol scoring machine Diego to fill the void that seems to be a certainty. Diego was a killer in the MF for the newly promoted Reysol, notching 21 goals and picking up 12 assists in 43 games.
(For more details on this, check out Verdyblog...they lay out this story rather well.....it's where I got the tip)
Two thoughts on this
1. Why are all these talented guys choosing to either go to J2 or stay in J2 rather than fight for a spot in J1? Besides Hiramoto, 5 other guys would have decent shots at starting on some of the lower end teams in J1 but chose to join up with Verdy. Is CyberAgent pumping alot of cash into this for a quick jump to J1? Are the CyberAgents going into big debt? Is Rui really that good of a salesman?
2. How sweet would it be for Verdy to stick it to Reysol by stealing their big gun?
Diego would be an upgrade over Marcus.......the offseason gets even better? Stay tuned!