With Shoya Nakajima’s situation at Portimonense becoming quite a saga in the past few weeks, he could be playing his last game for the club this Wednesday.
Portimonense are ready to face Benfica for the Portuguese league, and Nakajima will say goodbye to his teammates to join the Japanese national team, where he’s featuring in the Asian Cup.
Newspaper Record has a short story about it today, saying it’s the player’s ‘farewell’ from the club. Now they wait to know if that’s permanent, as he could be back after the international tournament or not.
Speaking of the interested sides, Record takes previous claims which suggested Southampton are ready to make a bid, while Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers are the other clubs in the race.
The Foxes and Wolves were both heavily linked to Nakajima recently. First reports from Japan said Leicester were ready to bid for the player, and then Portimonense confirmed that a deal with Wolverhampton was ‘80% agreed’.
Now with the race open again, the Portuguese press doesn’t have a clue who will land Nakajima in January. But the chance of a move can’t be ignored.