Scouting Naoki Tsubaki

Naoki Tsubaki joins Melbourne City today on a one-year loan from fellow City Football Group club Yokohama F. Marinos.

A graduate of the Japanese outfit’s academy, Tokyo-born Tsubaki comes to City “in high regard” from J1 league-winning manager and former-Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou. Otherwise an unknown quantity to many, we’ve decided to take an in-depth look at the City Men’s side‘s first-ever Japanese signing and break down his playing style and performances to identify the value he’ll bring to the squad.

Performance Breakdown