Verbal agreement: Sugawara to AZ

Published on 18 juni 19, 11:02

ALKMAAR- AZ has reached a verbal agreement with Yukinari Sugawara (18). The Japanese youth international is currently under contract at Nagoya Grampus. The right wing-back comes over on Thursday and will be medically tested by AZ this Friday.

Sugawara played in the youth teams of Nagoya Grampus and made his debut in the first team at the 24th of February 2018. In his first season he played 22 matches (thirteen in the Japanese J1-League and nine in the J1-League Cup).

On the 20th of March 2017 he played his first match as a Japanese international in the Under-17 team, with which he participated in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India that same year. Meanwhile the defender has played nineteen international games for the teams of Under-17, Under-19 and Under-20. Sugawara was recently part of the Under-20 selection at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland in which he played four games.