According to the news report in Japan, Kosuke Ota of Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie will transfer to the FC Tokyo of J-League on a permanent deal. The Vitesse have a training camp in Spain, but Ota does not participate in the camp. If the transfer is realized, Ota will return to the FC Tokyo for the first time in one year. And the Vitesse may contract with former Dynamo Moscow Alexander Buttner by Ota’s transfer money.
Kosuke Ota ‘s biography is that he’s the age of 29, and he was born at Tokyo. Ota began playing football from 5 years old, and he played in the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament. After graduating from high school, Ota joined the Yokohama FC of J-league in 2006. He had been played in the team first from second year and played as a defender. Ota played as a central player until 2008 and played in 49 matches in the Yokohama FC. In 2009 season, Ota transferred to the Shimizu S-Pulse on a permanent deal. He played as a left back until 2011 and scored 2 goals in 85 matches in the S-Pulse. And he got the J.League Fair Play Award in 2011.
In 2012 season, Ota transferred to the FC Tokyo on a permanent deal. He played as a central player until 2015 and scored 7 goals in 112 matches in the FC Tokyo. And he got the J.League Best eleven in 2014 and 2015. Then in December 2015, he transferred to the Vitesse on a permanent deal. Ota signed the contract of 4 and a half years with the Vitesse and his transfer fee was 750,000 euros. Until September 2016, the Treaty of Trade and Navigation between the Netherlands and Japan in 1912 was valid, so the Japanese player could play in Netherlands with no work permit. Ota was the first case to use the rights guaranteed by the Treaty.
Kosuke Ota was convened to the Japan national football team from 2010. But Yuto Nagatomo of the Inter Milan and Gotoku Sakai of the Hamburger SV are playing on the left back of the national team, so Ota played in only 7 matches until 2016. In private life, he is single and not married yet.
Anyway, the Vitesse was clever in this time. Previously, a Japanese players belonged to the Vitesse, Michihiro Yasuda. However, Yasuda transferred to the Jubilo Iwata of J-League at the same time as the contract expired, so the Vitesse could not get a transfer fee. Then the Vitesse signed a contract with Ota for 4 and a half years. So even if he moved to the J-League, the Vitesse made it possible to get a transfer fee. That’s the reason why the vitesse signed a long-term contract with a near-30-year-old player.
For the 2017 season, the FC Tokyo contracted with many famous players other than Ota. First of all, former Kawasaki frontale Yoshito Okubo contracted with the FC Tokyo for 2 years. His annual salary was 100 million yen. Second of all, former Nagoya Grampus Kensuke Nagai also transferred to the FC Tokyo. Third of all, former Sagan Tosu Akihiro Hayashi joined the team. They are skilled players with experience in Japan national football team, and the FC Tokyo contracted with them on a permanet deal. The FC Tokyo was ninth in 2016 season, the team is aiming for the victory in 2017.
This youtube’s video is the interview of Ota. His good play is cross from left side, please show that play in the Japan national football team.