Takashi Inui, Japanese in Eibar
Eibar surprised everyone with the signing of Takashi Inui. If a few weeks ago Rayo looked to Asia to sign the first Chinese in the history of the Spanish League, the Eibar, He signed by surprise this Japanese player who will be the first in the history of the Ipurua club. born 2 June 1988, this small band midfielder of only 1,69 Tall, comes from the German Eintracht.
Takashi Inui, he will be the tenth Japanese player to play in the history of Spanish football hoping to be luckier than his successors who failed to achieve full success in the Spanish League. Without going too far, the case of the two-meter front spike, Mike Havenaar, who came to Córdoba as a benchmark and it did not take long for him to disappear from the calls and even to leave the club in the winter market.
It seems that with the new policies of Mr. Tebas, Focused on the Asian market, it seems that they are beginning to influence some LFP clubs, not only in the form of sponsors where teams like Levante, Real Sociedad and Rayo Vallecano have Asian companies sponsoring their shirts but also in the form of owners. We have the case of the Singapore tycoon, Peter Lim who has the power in Valencia or Wanda, major shareholder in Atlético de Madrid.
It also seems that it is seen in the form of players where Rayo has signed Zhang Chengdong due to the obligation of their sponsor or Almería who signed a Thai player for commercial reasons not long ago either..
Either way, Takashi Inui will try to triumph with an Eibar shirt, that after being saved in the offices he will try not to suffer what happened last season where after finishing the first round almost in Europe, signed one of the worst second laps in the history of the League and ended up descending. After the Elche issue, gunsmiths get a second chance.
If you want to know and review the trajectory of all the Japanese players who have played in Spain, We will tell you about it in this article that we wrote a few months ago and where we talk about all of them.