"We want to decide on a striker by the end of camp (in mid-February). Lee is a candidate. He is a product of FC Tokyo's youth organization, and it's true that we are in talks," said Tateishi.
The Fighters had met with the right-hander from Hanamaki Higashi High School, who has already expressed a desire to play in the major leagues, in what was expected to be the final round of talks on Monday.
The right-hander from Hanamaki Higashi High School has already expressed a desire to play in the major leagues directly, but the Fighters continued their push for the hard-throwing 18-year-old in a third meeting at a hotel in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture.
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Former Gamba Osaka manager Akira Nishino tops Vissel Kobe's short list to replace sacked Masahiro Wada and with negotiations already under way could be hired before the end of this month, Kobe chief of team operations Yuta Takahashi said on Thursday.
''After our game against Kashima Antlers on the 26th we have two Nabisco Cup games (on June 6 and 9) and want to make a judgment by then,'' said Takahashi.