• Kyodo


Tokyo Verdy has signed former Japan midfielder Takashi Hirano on a full transfer from Vissel Kobe, Verdy officials said Monday.

A member of the Japan squad that made its World Cup debut in France in 1998, Hirano has scored 45 goals in a total of 260 J. League appearances.

In other transfer news, Shimizu S-Pulse announced the signing of Brazilian striker Tuto on a full deal from Urawa.

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