Yuto Nagatomo signs with Marseille

Soccer Sep 1, 2020

Yuto Nagatomo signs with Marseille

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has signed a one-season deal with French heavyweight Olympique Marseille, the French Ligue 1 side said Monday. Nagatomo, who turns 34 on Sept. 12, moves on a free transfer from Galatasaray after his contract expired in June. He spent 2 1/2 ...

Galatasaray announces Yuto Nagatomo exit, shares tearful goodbye

Soccer Jul 3, 2020

Galatasaray announces Yuto Nagatomo exit, shares tearful goodbye

Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo's departure from Galatasaray was made official on Thursday, with the Turkish side announcing the expiration of his contract and posting photos of his emotional goodbye on social media. The 33-year-old, who produced three goals and seven assists in 65 appearances with ...

Yuto Nagatomo scores late to help Galatasaray earn draw

Soccer Dec 2, 2019

Yuto Nagatomo scores late to help Galatasaray earn draw

Defender Yuto Nagatomo salvaged a point for Galatasaray in the Turkish top flight on Sunday, scoring at the death to snatch a 1-1 draw at Trabzonspor. Nagatomo netted his first goal of the season in the 90th minute at Medical Park Stadium, pouncing on a ...

Yuto Nagatomo nabs first goal for Galatasaray since 2018 transfer

Soccer Apr 21, 2019

Yuto Nagatomo nabs first goal for Galatasaray since 2018 transfer

Japanese defender Yuto Nagatomo returned from injury to score his first goal for Galatasaray since his transfer last year in the Turkish top-flight team's 3-1 win over Kayserispor on Saturday. The 32-year-old Nagatomo, who completed a transfer to Galatasaray in June after being loaned to ...

Yuto Nagatomo eager to play in Tokyo Olympics

Soccer Jul 24, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo eager to play in Tokyo Olympics

Galatasaray defender Yuto Nagatomo said Tuesday he is eager to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games if he is picked as an overage player for the men's under-23 squad. Speaking at an event in Tokyo, the 31-year-old Nagatomo said he is ready to ...

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan to Galatasaray confirmed

Soccer Feb 1, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan to Galatasaray confirmed

Yuto Nagatomo's six-month loan deal with Galatasaray was confirmed Wednesday by both the Turkish giant and the Italian club that owns his rights, Inter Milan. The 31-year-old Nagatomo, who joined Inter from Cesena in January 2011, posted a photo of his blue and black striped ...

Yuto Nagatomo to join Galatasaray on loan from Inter Milan

Soccer Jan 31, 2018

Yuto Nagatomo to join Galatasaray on loan from Inter Milan

Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo is leaving Serie A powerhouse Inter Milan on a six-month loan deal to Turkish giant Galatasaray, an informed source said Wednesday. The 31-year-old Japanese will travel to Istanbul today to iron out the final details and have a medical. Nagatomo, who ...

Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

Soccer / J. League Mar 2, 2017

Vissel announce acquisition of German striker Podolski

Vissel Kobe have acquired German World Cup-winning striker Lukas Podolski from Turkish club Galatasaray on a multiyear contract, the J. League first-division side said Thursday. Vissel are discussing with Galatasaray the timing of the 31-year-old Podolski's move to Kobe. "I can confirm that at the end ...