Versatile defender Takehiro became our final signing of the summer when he joined the club from Serie A side Bologna on transfer deadline day.
The powerful Japanese right back, who can also play at centre back, began his career with Avispa Fukuoka in his home country before moving to Europe in January 2018. He spent 18 months at Belgian club Sint-Truiden, where he was voted the club’s Player of the Season for the 2018/19 campaign, before his performances earned him a move to Italy in July 2019.
Takehiro then became a regular in Bologna’s defence, making 63 appearances in his two seasons there.
Known as Tomi, he is noted for his composure and technical ability, and is a regular Japan international, featuring at the 2020 summer Olympics in his home country.