Midfielder Soma has Urawa Reds deal ended
Urawa Reds midfielder Takahito Soma has left the J.League club after his contract expired, the club announced.
The former Asian champions were hoping to keep the 27-year-old but failed to agree terms with Soma who has indicated a strong desire to play abroad.
Soma has not been included in Urawa's29-man squad for the 2009 season but it is unclear where he will play this year.
Urawa also saw forward Yuichiro Nagai depart for J.League rivals Shimizu S-Pulse earlier this month and have yet to make any major signings for the new season.
They began pre-season training on Monday under new German manager Volker Finke, who was formerly in charge of Bundesliga side Freiburg.