Ao Tanaka and Fortuna Düsseldorf continue their cooperation. The red-whites pulled the purchase option for the 23-year-old, who had been on loan from J-League Club Kawasaki since last summer for the Fortunes. The Japanese played 26 league games in the current season (Kawasaki note: 3.53) – recently under coach Daniel Thioune, he developed more and more into a regular player and was in five of the past six games over the full distance on the field. The second division team did not provide any information about the transfer modalities.

We are convinced that AO has not yet arrived at the end of its development.

Klaus Allofs

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Accordingly, the Düsseldorfers are responsible for the fact that the central midfielder has signed a contract until 2025: “AO Tanaka has developed into an important part of our team in recent months. We are convinced that AO has not yet arrived at the end of its development And we will have a lot of fun in him in the next few years, “will be the board of directors Sport and Communication Klaus Allofs in the club announcement.

Tanaka, who scored his only second division hit in the home game against Hansa Rostock so far, “felt very well received in Düsseldorf from day one”. Fortuna is only the second club of its entire career. The Tanaka born in Kawasaki already played for his home club Kawasaki Frontale in his youth and celebrated his J-League debut there in 2018. With his youth club, he became Japanese champion in 2018 and 2020.