Football: Gamba midfielder Yamamoto joining Sint-Truiden on loan


Gamba Osaka midfielder and Paris Olympic hopeful Rihito Yamamoto is joining Belgian side Sint-Truiden on a season-long loan, the J-League first-division club said Friday.

The 21-year-old Tokyo Verdy youth product played 104 games for the J2 side before joining Gamba last July, so far playing 11 games in the J1.

At Sint-Truiden, Yamamoto will join a Japanese contingent that includes former Leicester forward Shinji Okazaki and new midfielder Ryotaro Ito, who starred for promoted Albirex Niigata in the J1 this term.

Sint-Truden will be managed by former Vissel Kobe manager Thorsten Fink in the ne...

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