Well, long time no see to all of you readers out in Verdy land. Sorry, just couldn't get enthused about writing about Nabisco cup or the 35th installment of embarassing ways to lose to FC Tokyo Gas donkey punchers united 1998 or whatever they call the other team in Ajinomoto these days.
Anyhow, Sponichi Annex dropped this little bomb this morning
And a few days ago this was posted by Sports Hochi
Well to sum up, the rumor is that Hulk might go to France and play for Marseilles. Other teams mentioned include Sporting and Porto in Portugal and Atletico Madrid in La Liga. The other player mentioned to be leaving for other opportunities would be Leandro, which in my opinion might not be such a bad thing. He has been for the most part a bust and leaving would open up a spot for a new player who could adjust better to the J league.
The new bit of information was the teams interest in Oguro, formerly of Gamba and recently a giant bust in Serie A. Who knows if he has anything left in the tank but he was a guy who could put massive goals on the board and if Verdy were to keep him with Hulk, there could be some goal records set if he can regain his form.
KYOTO'S NEW PERSONNEL DIRECTOR.....
Sources around the league have disclosed to me the identity of th new man running Kyoto's FO. After the recent signings of Fernandinho from Shimizu and U-23 defender Mizumoto, I was curious to see who the mastermind was.