Vissel Kobe's defensive midfielder Naoya Saeki is the latest player to be linked in the press with a move to Omiya Ardija, as reported on the Sponichi website. Saeki - who has just turned 28 years old - has been a fixture in the Kobe side throughout the 2005 season, but he began his career with Jubilo Iwata where he made a single appearance in 2001, before moving to Kobe during the same year. He has gone on to play a total of 78 J1 games, scoring just twice.
A rival for Marques, Kanazawa, Saito et al? Naoya Saeki of Vissel Kobe