Veteran goalkeeper Kota Ogi wants to be a role model for Nagoya Grampus’ youth, after the club confirmed his and Yohei Takeda’s arrival on full transfers.
Ogi, 32, has spent the last seven seasons as a starter at Ventforet Kofu, while Takeda has kept goal for Oita Trinita since 2014.
“The first pro football match I watched at Gifu Nagaragawa Stadium featured Nagoya Grampus,” Ogi said.
“I hope that as a member of Grampus I can inspire young players, just as I was inspired in my day.”
“I know I have to use all of my strength to contribute to the club’s results and thank all of you for your support,” added Takeda.