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 ...

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Mar 23, 2015

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Injured Japan and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo will not attend the national team’s first training camp under coach Vahid Halilhodzic, the Japan Football Association said Monday. Halilhodzic had named Nagatomo and two others who are not fully fit, so he could share his ...

Dec 23, 2014

Players should maintain trust in Aguirre, says Nagatomo

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo says he is unconcerned over the alleged involvement of Japan coach Javier Aguirre in a match-fixing scandal in Spain and says all the players can do is keep their faith in him. “All we have to do is trust ...

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...