Gaku Shibasaki joins Deportivo

Gaku Shibasaki the Japanese midfielder this week moved to Spanish side Deportivo de La Coruña this was seen as the player signed a four year deal with the Segunda División side. The deal was reported to be in the region of €2million as he hopes to help the club back to La Liga. 

Gaku Shibasaki profile 

The 27-year-old, who represented Japan in June’s Copa America, moves from La Liga side Getafe after picking up just two full 90 minutes in the league last year. 

He leaves the club he joined in the summer of 2017 after starting the year with second-division club Tenerife. Back in Japan, he began his career with J League side Kashima Antlers.

The player despite a mixed time in La Liga moves with a lot of excitement and Spanish website said this on the player. 

The Japanese player made the leap to Europe signing for Tenerife after an excellent World Club Cup where the Kashima Antlers player stood out.

His time in Getafe was not as expected though as he did not fit into the system. He started well, with a goal against FC Barcelona, ​​but, an injury in that same match meant he was out for four months away from the team. 

Gaku can play in central midfielder, a position with which he shines in. His physical frailty is more than offset by his elegant movements that make the player one to watch. 

With 31 matches in two seasons in La Liga, it was an open secret he did not fit in at the club and would move on. He now comes to Deportivo to find his best form. 

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