Cerezo to sign top scorer from J.Youth Cup

Cerezo to sign top scorer from J.Youth Cup

Sanfrecce Hiroshima youth striker Towa Yamane has agreed to join Cerezo Osaka next season, the club announced earlier this week.

The 17-year-old, whose father is former Oita Trinita and Kashiwa Reysol midfielder Iwao Yamane, scored nine goals to guide Sanfrecce to a runners-up finish in last weekend’s 2016 J.Youth Cup final against FC Tokyo U-18.

“I want to work hard at Cerezo Osaka in order to surpass my father’s career,” the player said in a statement released through the club. 

“I hope to bring good news to everyone who has supported me as soon as possible.”