I have to say this article has been called into question, because the name mentioned is apparently not a name at all.
I googled the name and indeed found nothing, which is what makes it very obscure.
However, all three words are actually Japanese names, so we’ll see.
If it’s wrong I’ll hold my hands up and make my apologies for not having listened to my Japanese lessons at school 🙂
We received a pingback on the Kiyotake thread from another WordPress blog site this morning.
Because it contained weblinks, it automatically went into moderation and I’ve only just had chance to read it and approve it.
It transpires it’s a Japanese football blog and they’re discussing the Kiyotake thing, where it’s said Villa offered £7.5 million and they gave us five days to up the offer to £8.5 million.
Anyway, part way down the thread, I came across this comment, courtesy of Google translate;
Reinforcement of now off of Aston Villa 5 people already
Nicklas Hereniusu (Denmark representative) 22-year-old FW
Alexander sandals Tonefu (Bulgaria representative) 23-year-old OMF
Leandro Bakuna (Netherlands U21 representative) 21-year-old WG
Jolles, happens (Denmark representative) 20-year-old CB
Antonio Luna (Spain) 22-year-old LSB
Likely to join here
Qing Takehiro Shinji (Japan) 23-year-old OMF
A pretty loose link I agree, but it’s not a name I’ve heard before.
Mind you, I’ve been so snowed under with work lately, I could easily have missed it if has been previously mentioned .
Anyway, it’s nice to see the Japanese so interested in football.
And it’s also interesting that we seem to be looking closely at Japanese players.
What a refreshing change.
But then, who’s doing all the scouting?
Here’s the link if you want to have a look for yourself;
and thanks to the site that sent it.