Soccer / J. League

Minamino to leave Cerezo for Salzburg

Kyodo

Cerezo Osaka have agreed in principle to transfer terms that will send forward Takumi Minamino to Austrian first-division club Salzburg, a source with the J. League second-division club said Monday.

Minamino scored five times in the 2013 season, when he won the J. League’s best young player award. Last year, he scored twice in 30 games for Cerezo, who were relegated to J2. Minamino is set to leave for Austria on Tuesday.