NEW CONTRACT. Takashi Inui of Japan wears his Real Betis
jersey at the Spanish embassy in Tokyo. Inui has signed a
contract with the Seville-based club through 2021. (Kyodo News
From The Asian Reporter, V28, #14 (July 16, 2018),
Japan midfielder Inui gets embassy
TOKYO (AP) ó Japan midfielder Takashi Inui was introduced by
La Liga team Real Betis at the Spanish Embassy in Tokyo after
impressing at the World Cup.
The 30-year-old Inui, who played for Spanish club Eibar for
three seasons, said he has a three-year contract with Betis.
"Betisí football last season was very attractive for me,"
Inui said. "I had a strong feeling that I wanted to be a part of
Inui scored two goals for Japan at the World Cup in Russia,
and played a major role in helping his team reach the round of
Inui scored in Japanís 2-2 draw with Senegal in the group
stage of the World Cup. He got a second goal in his teamís 2-3
loss against Belgium in the knockout stage.
Real Betis says Inui will keep the No. 14 shirt he wore for
the Japanese national team.