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Bayern Munich loan Japanese striker

Japanese club Gamba Osaka says it has loaned young striker Takashi Usami to German giants Bayern Munich.

Gamba said Monday the transfer will be for six months, with the possibility of a full transfer later.

The 19-year-old forward had come through the youth ranks with Gamba and had also progressed quickly through the national team set-up to be drafted into the senior national squad, without yet earning a cap.