Oct 7, 2016

Nagatomo won't play against Australia due to possible concussion

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has pulled out of the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Australia with concussion-like symptoms, the Japan Football Association announced Friday. No replacement will be called up for the Inter Milan fullback, who suffered the injury after colliding into Tomoaki Makino ...

Nagatomo pleased with season at Inter

May 19, 2016

Nagatomo pleased with season at Inter

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo said he was pleased to have proved a point in winning a new three-year contract with the Serie A powerhouse as he arrived back in Japan on Thursday. Nagatomo found it tough breaking into Roberto Mancini’s plans early in ...

Apr 24, 2016

Nagatomo hopes to play for Japan in Rio Olympics

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has put up his hand to play for Japan at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of the three overage players each team is allowed at the Games. “As a footballer, I want to go,” Nagatomo said on ...

Nagatomo finalizes three-year contract extension with Inter Milan

Apr 8, 2016

Nagatomo finalizes three-year contract extension with Inter Milan

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has signed a three-year contract extension with Inter Milan lasting until June 2019, the Italian club announced Friday. “I’m simply happy. Inter is my pride and I’m honored to be able to stay here,” Nagatomo told a news conference. “I’m ...

Apr 7, 2016

Nagatomo to sign extension with Inter: source

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo will sign a three-year contract extension with Inter Milan worth €3.5 million ($4.0 million) per year in the coming days, a source close to the matter said Thursday. The 29-year-old is in his sixth season with Inter after joining from ...

Aug 31, 2015

Nagatomo not leaving Inter Milan: source

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo is staying put at Inter Milan, a source at the Serie A club said on Sunday. The 28-year-old fullback, who has been called up for Japan’s World Cup qualifiers against Cambodia and Afghanistan on Sept. 3 and 8, respectively, was ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nagatomo linked with Leicester move

Leicester City is attempting to sign a second Japanese player in Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo, The Sunday Times reported. Leicester, who added Japan international Shinji Okazaki to its payroll over the summer, has agreed to a fee of £3 million for the 28-year-old ...

Jun 21, 2015

Nagatomo wants Inter extension

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has made it clear that not only does he want to stay at the Serie A giants, he wants to sign an extension with the Nerazzurri. “I want to stay at Inter,” the Japan international said on Sunday after ...

Inter reappoints manager Mancini

Nov 15, 2014

Inter reappoints manager Mancini

Inter Milan reappointed former coach Roberto Mancini on Friday, hours after firing Walter Mazzarri following a poor run of results. Mancini spent four years in charge at Inter, winning two Italian Cups and three straight league titles — although one was awarded after Juventus ...

Nov 27, 2013

Nagatomo honored as AFC's top Asian player

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo was named the Asian International Player of the Year at the Asian Football Confederation Awards on Tuesday evening. The award goes to Asia’s best player based outside the continent. China and Guangzhou Evergrande captain Zheng Zhi was recognized as ...