Bundesliga leaders Bayern
Munich have decided not to make Japanese teenager Takashi
Usami's loan deal a permanent one, J.League club Gamba Osaka
said on Thursday.
The highly-rated 19-year-old joined the German side last
June following his first call-up to Japan's senior squad, vowing
at the time to become the "new Arjen Robben", Bayern's mercurial
Despite scoring all five goals in a 5-0 friendly rout of a
local side in Qatar last month, Usami has failed to convince
Bayern to sign him on a full transfer.
"It's a real pity for Usami but I hope he views it as a
valuable experience," Gamba president Kikuo Kanamori told local
media. "We would like him to come back [to Gamba]."
Usami, who made three substitute appearances for Bayern's
first team, is expected to look for another European club.
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