Sergi Samper, who has made one appearance this season, said his desire to play regular football again was the main reason behind his decision.
Former J-League manager Tatsuma Yoshida is in line to be appointed as next coach of the Singapore national team, sources have told ESPN.
Andres Iniesta has said he and his family struggled to adapt after swapping Barcelona for Vissel Kobe but they are now beginning to feel settled.
Former Japan international forward Miura will play for the second-tier club throughout the 2019 season, the J-League announced.
Ex-Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou's Yokohama F Marinos have narrowly avoided a relegation playoff to remain in Japan's top flight.
David Villa has revealed that he will be joining up with former Spain teammate Andres Iniesta in Japan at Vissel Kobe, after leaving NYCFC.
Kawasaki Frontale retained the J.League title despite losing 2-1 to Cerezo Osaka on Saturday.
Club said Shunki Takahashi had told a friend via instant messaging that Iniesta, who joined in May, would not appear against Urawa Reds on Sept. 23.
Andres Iniesta is soon to be the star of his very own fly-on-the-wall television series covering his transfer to Vissel Kobe.
Keisuke Honda has called for an overhaul of the coaching license pathway into management, advocating a written test for potential new coaches.
The surprise 2-0 win for Yokohama F. Marinos at high-flying Vissel Kobe on Sunday went a long way to saving the job of coach Ange Postecoglou.
The Spaniard had failed to find the target in seven previous league games but scored one and created the other two in a vital 3-0 win.
Sagan Tosu won 3-0 with Torres scoring the third goal after 84 minutes.
Fernando Torres may still be seeking a first goal in Japan but the Spanish striker is encouraged by the upturn in Sagan Tosu's results.
Andres Iniesta scored his first goal for Vissel Kobe in their 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday.
Iniesta arrived in Japan from Barcelona last month but, after two J-League appearances, has returned to Spain for a few days.
Iniesta was a second-half substitute for Vissel Kobe's 3-0 loss, while Torres couldn't prevent Sagan Tosu - who are second-bottom - from losing 1-0.
Fernando Torres' new team, Sagan Tosu, play in a small city well off the world footballing map. The Spain World Cup winner aims to change all that.
Torres was part of Spain's 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 winning squads and scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for his country.
The J.League suffered a mishap when their official website published an article confirming that Fernando Torres' transfer to Saga Tosu was done.
Andres Iniesta will bring a lot to Vissel Kobe, the J.League and Asia. The 'Iniesta methodology' may shape the future of football in the region.
Andres Iniesta has completed a move to Japanese side Vissel Kobe just days after leaving Barcelona.
Andres Iniesta has hinted that he's set to join Japanese side Vissel Kobe.
Andres Iniesta has reached an agreement to sign with Japan's Vissel Kobe, sources have confirmed to ESPN's Jordi Blanco.
Newcastle Jets attacker Andrew Nabbout says leaving the A-League club for Japan is bittersweet but it's an opportunity he can't pass up.
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