Here is all you need to know about Zion Suzuki as Manchester United submits a bid for the Japanese goalkeeper along with his parents
Zion Suzuki, a Japanese goalkeeper, is supposedly about to be signed by Manchester United in a surprise deal.
The Red Devils reportedly made their offer after scouting the 20-year-old Urawa Red Diamonds goalie since 2017, according to the Japanese publication Sponichi. Suzuki would become the most expensive acquisition in J League history if United’s formal offer of £5 million were accepted, according to their report. Now that the deal is almost finished, an announcement might happen soon.
His deal with the team expired last week, but United and the Spaniard are still in talks about extending his stay at Old Trafford with lower pay and no assurances of being first choice. Here is all you need to know about the Japanese player who can soon be seen playing at Old Trafford.
Goalkeeper Zion Suzuki bio, age, height, parents, family, father, nationality, football career stats
🚨 Manchester United are close to completing a £5m transfer of Japanese goalkeeper Zion Suzuki. 🇯🇵
United have been following the 20-year old for 6 years. 🧤
(Source: Sponichi) pic.twitter.com/3hqfLAxXbz
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) July 6, 2023
Who is Zion Suzuki?
Zion Suzuki, a goalkeeper for the Japan national team, was born in Japan on August 21, 2002. He is currently 20 years old and measures 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in). He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in the United States to a Japanese mother and a father of Ghanaian Ewe ancestry. He was raised in Saitama Prefecture.
Suzuki signed a professional deal with the Urawa Reds at the age of 16 years and 5 months, making him the team’s youngest-ever professional contract signee. He made his J1 debut in a game against Vegalta Sendai in May 2021, and from that point on, he kept a clean sheet in three straight games. As a youngster, Suzuki relocated to Japan. Later, he represented his adopted nation at every youth level. Nevertheless, according to Transfermarkt, he has not yet made his full international debut.
In a victory over Hong Kong in the East Asian Football Championship last year, he made his senior international debut for his nation. He has only been able to start in five cup games this season because the club prefers Shusaku Nishikawa to be the goalkeeper. At Manchester United, Zion could be used as a backup keeper.