As the TV stations Sky and Sport1 reported on their online portals late Friday evening, the 25-year-old Japanese completed a medical check-up at Borussia Mönchengladbach. The centre-back, who last season dated english Champion Manchester City was loaned to Bundesliga promoted FC Schalke 04, should agree with the Gladbachers and go to the training camp at Tegernsee next week.
According to Sport1, the Japanese should get a contract until 2026. A transfer fee of four to five million euros to the club of star trainer Pep Guardiola is under discussion. In Manchester, Itakura still has a contract until June 30, 2023.