SC Heerenveen of Eredivisie are considering the acquisition of a Japanese player, Yuki Kobayashi.
Kobayashi is 24-year-old and has been playing in Jubilo Iwata of J-League now. he became a professional player in Tokyo Verdy 1969 on 2010, he has been played as the midfielder. he played in 64 games and took 7 goals until 2012. He transfered to Jubilo in 2012, and played in 96 games and took 9 goals until 2015. He convened in Japan national team from 2016, and played first time on June 7, Japan vs Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Heerenveen were 12th in 2015-16 season, so Kobayashi will take the trial test of Heerenveen in Netherlands. Kobayashi seems to join the team practice from June 27.
The other japansese player who will go to Netherlands in this summer. PSV Eindhoven of Eredivisie are considering the acquisition of Ritsu Doan. Doan is 18-year-old and has been playing in Gamba Osaka of J-League now. he became a professional player in Gamba on 2015, he has been played as the midfielder. Doan also play in U-19 Japan national team now.
PSV were champion in 2015-16 season, and will participate in UEFA Champions League next season. PSV think that Doan has the future prospect, so they will contract with him on loan.
Why did many of the Japanese players came to Eredivisie? It is because of The Treaty of Trade and Navigation between the Netherlands and Japan was signed in 1912. Since this treaty is still valid, Japanese player can play in Netherlands even if he has no work permit. in 2015-2016 season, Mike Havenaar played in ADO Den Haag and Kosuke Ota played in Vitesse Arnhem.