According to reports in Tokyo, the Gamba Osaka star has agreed to move to the English second-tier side in January, but expects to be loaned out to another country in the European Union as he does not yet meet the requirements necessary to receive a British work permit.
D.C. United has acquired central defender Frederic Brillant from New York City FC, it was announced on Sunday. In exchange for the 32-year-old, D.C. gave up $75,000 General Allocation Money and a 2018 International Roster Spot.
Brillant joined NYCFC from K.V. Oostende in January 2016 and played 54 times for the club. In 2017, he ranked first at NYCFC for headed clearances and second for aerial duels won, clearances and blocks.