While it's difficult to imagine people filling the holes left by Arata and Takasaki's departure, there now are at least still no players in the club on rental, which is a very good sign.
04 January 2010
Masato Katayama to Mito HollyHock
FC Gifu forward Katayama has transferred to Mito for the first new acquisition of the year. I first saw him when Gifu was a JFL team playing in Ibaraki against Ryutsu Keizai University, and was very impressed. He had a fairly poor record this past season at Gifu with 11 appearances and no goals, but he must have impressed at the J. League open tryout.