Hiroki Sakai, the defender of the Japan national football team, will be transferred from Marseille in the French 1st division to Urawa Reds in J1.

31-year-old Sakai joined Hannover in Germany from Kashiwa Reysol in 2012.

After that, he transferred to Marseille, a powerful player in the first division of France, and played for five seasons.

He has a reputation for physical strength and accurate cross ball that is comparable to overseas players, and has participated in a total of 65 games as a right side back in the Japan national team, and the World Cup is Brazil in 2014 and Russia in 2018. I have participated in the tournament in a row.

Currently, I am participating as an overage frame for the Japanese national team under the age of 24, who is holding a training camp for the Tokyo Olympics.

After returning to the J-League for the first time in nine seasons, the Reds uniform number has been set to "2".

Through the club, Sakai said, "I am very honored to be a member of the great traditional club Urawa Reds. I will do my best to understand the concept of the team and contribute on and off the pitch as soon as possible. I will go. "