• Kyodo


Kashima Antlers midfielder Gaku Shibasaki’s proposed transfer to La Liga side Las Palmas has fallen through, but he is now expected to sign with Spanish second-division club Tenerife, sources said Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Shibasaki was expected to join Las Palmas by Tuesday’s winter transfer deadline and flew to Spain on Saturday for final negotiations. But Las Palmas had been juggling multiple potential signings and in the end, opted to not sign Shibasaki.

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