Former Groningen defender moves from Manchester City to Gladbach

Ko Itakura has traded Manchester City for Borussia Mönchengladbach. The former defender of FC Groningen transfers to the Bundesliga for five million euros and signs a contract for four seasons.
Itakura came to City in 2019, before going through his entire education in his homeland Japan. The Citizens initially stole the now 25-year-old defender at Groningen for six months, but this was extended by one year. After a year of playing at Schalke 04 in the 2nd Bundesliga, Itakura City is now permanently leaving.
Gladbach calls the Japanese ‘a building block in the plans’. Itakura, twelve-time Japanese international, has played 59 games for The Pride of the North in the past. In it, he scored once. At Manchester City, it never came to a main force debut.

Borussia hat den japanischen Nationalspieler Ko Itakura vom englischen Meister @ManCity verpflichtet. Der 25-jährige Defensivspieler hat bei den Fohlen einen Vertrag bis zum 30th June 2026 unterschrieben ✍
— Borussia (@borussia) July 2, 2022