Sources: Whitecaps make provide for GK Takaoka


The Vancouver Whitecaps have made a proposal for Yokohama F. Marinos goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka, sources have instructed ESPN.

Takaoka, 26, has spent components of the final three seasons with Yokohama, serving to the membership to the 2022 J1 League championship, and incomes a spot within the league’s Finest XI.

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Takaoka has made 86 league and cup appearances for Yokohama F. Marinos, however the participant needs a brand new problem. Takaoka can also be aiming to work his method into the Japan nationwide group.

He made his skilled debut with Yokohama FC, which on the time was within the J2 League. After changing into the group’s common keeper in 2017, he moved to the Japanese top-flight with Sagan Tosu in 2019, making 52 league and cup appearances.

If a deal is accomplished, Takaoka might want to beat out incumbent Thomas Hasal, who made 17 appearances final season for the Whitecaps.

Cody Cropper, who made 15 appearances in aim for the Caps, did not have his contract choice picked up.

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