Japanese midfielder Yuto Ono has signed for Thai League 1 side Samut Prakan City FC for the upcoming season.
After a very successful campaign last season when Samut Prakan City FC finished in 6th position in the Thai League, they have gone about with their transfer dealings in a rather quiet manner compared to that of their counterparts. They have so far bought in sensible but not eye catching signings in Ernesto Amantegui and Pedro Júnior.
In addition to this Samut Prakan City FC have signed Yuto Ono from Japanese side FC Gifu. However Yuto Ono was unable to help his club finish in last place in the J2 League, ensuring relegation to J3.
Yuto Ono has had a more unique career trajectory compared to other Japanese footballers. Prior to his time at FC Gifu, the Japanese footballer who is mixed Mexican came through the youth ranks of Club Necaxa. From there Yuto Ono spent four seasons playing in Mexico for clubs including Celaya FC, CD Veracruz and Atlético San Luis before moving back to play professionally in Japan.
This new move for Yuto Ono marks a new chapter in the players career, with Samut Prakan City FC hoping that they can continue the strong growth they have seen last season.