Wolfsburg move for Okubo
Vissel Kobe have confirmed Wolfsburg have made a bid for Japan international striker Yoshito Okubo.
Last Updated: 20/11/08 12:25pm
J-League outfit Vissel Kobe have confirmed Wolfsburg have made a bid for Japan international striker Yoshito Okubo.
Former Asian Young Player of the Year Okubo has experience of playing in Europe having undertaken a loan spell with Real Mallorca in the 2005/06 Liga campaign.
Kobe team executive Masahiro Wada has confirmed the Bundesliga outfit have tabled the offer, something the club will now reluctantly discuss.
Wolfsburg are reportedly willing to pay around £14million for the 26-year-old, who still has three years left on his four-year contract.
"We received an official letter from them," explained Wada.
"We cannot say what will happen in the future, but I have to point out that Okubo has a contract remaining with our team.
"I suppose the German club realises that. We will hold discussions in the future."