Midfield talent Matsumura to return to Vissel

Midfield talent Matsumura to return to Vissel

Vissel Kobe on Tuesday announced that midfielder Ryo Matsumura will return to the club after completing his season-long loan at Tochigi SC.

The 21-year-old managed 23 appearances in the Meiji Yasuda J2 League for the last-place side.

A graduate of Vissel’s youth academy, Matsumura made his J.League debut in 2012 - the same year he was the top scorer in the Prince Takamado Cup U-18 Premier League West.

The talent is expected to provide competition for the advanced midfield positions in Nelsinho’s team, as the Yamazaki Nabisco Cup semi-finalists aim to build upon their progress this term.