Japan international Moeka Minami becomes latest Roma Women recruit

Roma Women have completed the signing of Japanese defender Moeka Minami, who becomes the first Asian player to join the setup.

A left-footed centre-back, Minami is venturing outside Japan for the first time in her club career after previously playing for Urawa Red Diamonds.

Signing a contract with Roma until 2024, she is described as “an extremely accomplished player” by the club’s Head of Women’s Football, Betty Bavagnoli.

Minami herself said via the club website: “This is my first adventure abroad.

“I am feeling so many emotions right now, but above all I am just so excited and delighted to be playing for AS Roma.

“I will do my absolute best to try and help the team be successful.”

A full Japan international, the 23-year-old Minami will be competing with the likes of Elena Linari, Carina Wenninger, Beata Kollmats and Elisa Bartoli for a place in the backline.

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