ADD Daisuke Sato to the list of Filipino booters who have decided to take their talents overseas.
After OJ Porteria, the Filipino-Japanese defeding Sato has taken his act to Europe, signing with Romanian side CSMS (Clubul Sportiv Municipal Stunetesc) Iasi after playing two years with Global FC.
“I have done all I could for the club. And for me, now is the time to leave and go to the next stage,” the Sato posted on his Instagram post on Monday night. “It will be a big challenge for me.”
Sato was instrumental in Global’s UFL league conquest in 2014, debut campaign in the Asian Football Confederation Cup last year, and its recent UFL Cup conquest that clinched another AFC Cup berth for next year.
The 5-foot-7 left-back/winger now joins a Southeast European side that’s seeking to qualify for the Europa League in the net UEFA season.
The Davao-born, Japan-raised booter, 21, is still expected to continue playing for the Azkals in future tournaments.