Japan star Ono set to complete move to Bochum
TOKYO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Japan midfielder Shinji Ono is poised to complete his move from Urawa Reds to German Bundesliga side Bochum, subject to a medical examination.
'He flew out yesterday and should complete the transfer following his medical,' Urawa Reds official Daisuke Maruyama told Reuters on Tuesday.
'Both sides have agreed terms and the transfer fee so he could be playing for them as soon as February.'
Ono, once Japan's brightest light, was a member of three Japan World Cup squads and helped Dutch club Feyenoord win the UEFA Cup in 2002.
The 28-year-old returned to the Asian club champions in 2006 but has failed to claim a regular place in the side because of ankle trouble.
'I want to show how good Japanese players can be,' Ono told reporters before boarding his flight.
'I want to get myself back to playing the way I was and get back into the Japan side.'
Bochum went into the winter break in 13th place, four points above the relegation zone, and open the second half of the season at Werder Bremen on Sunday.