Japan international forward Shoya Nakajima is the newest reinforcement for Portuguese giants FC Porto. Shoya Nakajima, who played for Qatar’s Al-Duhail last season, signed a contract valid for five seasons until 2024. This was the second signing today for FC Porto throughout this Friday, after Zé Luís.
Nakajima’s career started with Japanese J-League side Tokyo Verdi then moving to FC Tokyo in 2014. In that year he was loaned to Kataller Toyama. In the next season the forward returned to FC Tokyo and after several performances for the Under-22 and U-23 teams, he ended up establishing himself in the senior squad.
The move to Europe came in season 2017/18, signing for another Portuguese side in Portimonense, first on a loan, and then officially at the start of the 2018/19 season. The forward scored 15 goals in 46 matches playing for Portimonense before he left for Al-Duhail in February 2019.
Nakajima has already won two trophies: the Qatar Cup for Al-Duhail, and the AFC U-23 Asian Championship for Japan.