Soccer / J. League

Ademilson swaps Marinos for Gamba


Gamba Osaka said Friday they will sign Brazilian striker Ademilson on loan from Brazilian powerhouse Sao Paulo.

The 21-year-old Ademilson, who has represented Brazil at Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 level, played for Yokohama F. Marinos last season, scoring eight goals in 33 league matches.

Yokohama announced the same day that Ademilson was leaving the club following the expiration of his loan deal.

“Personally I was only thinking of playing for Yokohama on my return to Japan but various things were out of my hands and it was not a problem that just Yokohama or myself could do anything about,” Ademilson said.