A couple of posts ago, I speculated that Shin Kanazawa would not be coming back to Tokyo Verdy
Today, the team extended the deal an extra year.
I have to say, the team is shaping up to be one of the early favorites going into 2007.
The opening lineup last year (Current players in BOLD)
DF Fujita Yanagisawa Togawa Hagimura
MF Ono Kanazawa Nagai Ohashi
FW Hiramoto Basilio
Bench Takagi Sugawara Uemura Anailson Iio
And the possible one this year
GK Takagi or Yoshihara
DF Kaimoto Togawa Tsuchiya Fujita (Nanami if he signs soon)
MF Marcus Hattori Ze Luis Hiroyama
FW Hiramoto Hulk
Bench-GK, Sato, Kanazawa, Hagimura, Tomisawa, Saito, Sugawara, Ono
We all know I'm garbage at predictions but I think 4 minor players will be picked up over the next couple of days as well as Nanami. Yuzo Fukanoshi, a backup for Albirex Niigata has been bandied about the blogosphere as being a possible depth signing. Maybe a young 4th keeper and a couple of guys to shore up the defense and midfield and I think the team is complete.
Quite an incredible offseason so far!