Kuala Lumpur: With a potentially frantic transfer season set to ensue, keep up to date with all the latest comings and goings across Asia here at the-afc.com.
Japan star Takashi Usami leaves Cerezo Osaka and heads to Bundesliga side Augsburg
Australia U23 goalkeeper Aaron Lennox has joined Scottish Championship side Raith Rovers on loan from Scottish Premiership outfit Aberdeen. Lennox was a member of the Australia squad at January’s AFC U23 Championship in Qatar, playing against Jordan in the Group Stage.
Japan midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi has opted to leave relegated German side Hannover 96 and re-join Cerezo Osaka in Japan’s second tier. The midfielder has cited personal reasons for wanting to head home.
“It was good to come to know a different mentality (in Germany), but I’ve decided to return as I want to live with my family and in familiar surroundings again.”
Iran’s Sepahan have completed the signing of two Brazilians and one Brazil-born Timor-Leste international in a flurry of transfer activity. The signings, confirmed by Sepahan’s website, are 23-year-old former Brazil U-20 international midfielder Cidinho from Botafogo, Lee Oliveira, a 28-year-old goalkeeper from Academica in Portugal, and 24-year-old Timor-Leste striker Pedro Henrique, who was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
COACH UPDATE: AFC Champions League quarter-finalists Shandong Luneng confirm that former Bayern Munich boss Felix Magath will be their new coach.