Japan International rules out Villa move
The Villains were keen to sign the Japanese playmaker after he impressed during his first season with German club Nurnberg following his arrival from Cerezo Osaka last summer.
The 23-year-old played an important role for the Bundesliga team, making 32 appearances in all competitions and scoring four times.
Villa have already had a bid rejected for the midfielder, with Nurnberg determined to keep hold of Kiyotake whose contract runs until the summer of 2015, according to the website.
When asked about a possible transfer to Villa Park, Kiyotake made clear he has no intentions of a move to the Premier League.
Sky Sports write that the midfielder said: ”I am with Nurnberg and I am feeling fine about it. I am focused on Bundesliga action. At this moment in time I am not keen on Premiership football.”
Nurnberg sporting director Martin Bader added: “We have the player and have clearly stated that we plan to continue with him.”
After an early flurry of activity in this summer’s transfer window, things have quietened down on the transfer front for Astion Villa, with Darren Bent’s future and the retention of Christian Benteke the major talking points.
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