Another Signing As Squirrels Continue Youth Development
The Squirrels have snapped up highly-rated teenage midfielder Takuya Aoki for the 2008 season. Aoki, who is 18 and hails from Gunma prefecture, had reportedly been chased by a number of other clubs, including Cerezo Osaka and Consadole Sapporo. He signs for Ardija straight from high school. Aoki is a regular fixture in Japan's U19 team and as such is expected to travel to the U19 international friendly tournament in Qatar next month.