Japan international Hiroshi Kiyotake to sign with Nurnberg - report

The gifted attacking midfielder is the latest Japanese to agree on a Bundesliga move this summer, following Japan Under-23 team-mate Hiroki Sakai's likely transfer to Hannover
Cerezo Osaka midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake is bound for Europe this northern summer after his club came to an agreement with Germany's Nurnberg, Nikkan reported on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old Japan international had long been expected to make the move following this summer's London Olympics. A gifted attacker, Kiyotake has 17 goals in 91 appearances in the J-League's top division.

The three-year deal will cost Nurnberg, who were only able to sign the Japanese after guaranteeing a spot in next year's Bundesliga, approximately €1.2 million in transfer fees.

Kiyotake's last match for Cerezo is expected to be on June 30 at home against Urawa Reds, after which he will fly to Germany in order to undergo a medical check-up and sign the contract.

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