December 31 Schalke 04 officially announced that the winger of the second team
Soichiro signed a professional contract last month and will be promoted to the first team from now on.
Last month, Soichiro had just passed his 22nd birthday a week ago. He played as a right winger on the field, and he can also play as a center forward and a right back.
After 00, he made his debut in the Kyoto Undead Bird Youth Training last month, representing the Kyoto Undead Bird who was still in J2 at the time, played 20 times and only scored 1 goal, but he was still known as "Kyoto Neymar".
He started his journey abroad at the beginning of this year and joined the German fifth-tier league team Dylan.
He performed well in half a season, scored 5 goals and sent 5 assists in 13 appearances, helping the team to successfully upgrade.
This performance also attracted the attention of Schalke 04. After inviting Soichiro last month to follow the U23 team for trial training, the Japanese winger was signed for free in the summer.
This season, last month, Soichiro first played with the second team of Schalke 04 and handed over 8 goals and 5 assists in 14 games.
During the offseason, Soichiro trained with Schalke’s first team last month and scored goals in three consecutive friendly matches.
Therefore, the team chose to promote him to the first team and signed a two-and-a-half-year professional contract, which also included an automatic renewal clause, which could only be activated after the player reached a certain number of appearances.
In just one year, he has completed a triple jump from J2—Germany’s fifth-level league—to the Bundesliga. Schalke 04 coach Rice is also very satisfied with Soichiro last month: “He has a lot of experience in tackling.
Physically strong and fast. There is no doubt that he is full of talent, but he is still a rough jade. Some people may compare him with those Japanese players who have become famous in the Bundesliga, but
We hope that he can stay away from these public opinion pressures as much as possible, which can help him grow better."