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 ...

Japan replaces injured Nagatomo, Makino for qualifiers

Aug 28, 2016

Japan replaces injured Nagatomo, Makino for qualifiers

Defenders Yuto Nagatomo and Tomoaki Makino have both pulled out of Japan’s squad for two upcoming World Cup qualifying games due to injury. Coach Vahid Halilhodzic replaced the pair on Sunday, with Urawa Reds’ Wataru Endo and FC Tokyo’s Yuichi Maruyama, for Japan’s first ...

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 ...