Japan winger Ritsu Doan has joined Arminia Bielefeld in the German Bundesliga on a one-year loan from Dutch powerhouse PSV Eindhoven, the clubs said Saturday.
Winners of the second division last season, Bielefeld are back in the top flight following an 11-year absence.
They will play Eintracht Frankfurt in their league opener on Sept. 19, pitting Doan against compatriots Makoto Hasebe and Daichi Kamada.
Doan joined PSV last year on a five-year deal from fellow Eredivisie side Groningen, for whom he had been a mainstay following his arrival from Gamba Osaka in 2017.
The 22-year-old scored two goals in 19 league games for PSV last season.
Doan has 18 caps and three goals for Japan since making his international debut as part of a new generation ushered in by Samurai Blue manager Hajime Moriyasu following the 2018 World Cup.