13 January 2008
Shinichi Shuto to Mito HollyHock
With Takeda heading to Tochigi, there was wide speculation on who might become the new 3rd keeper for Mito, with the only idea that it would not be anyone at the open tryout. Wikipedia reports that Kashima Antlers 3rd keeper Shuto will join Mito this year. It hasn't been confirmed and there is no prediction on the type of contract.