German side Ingolstadt on verge of signing Japanese youngster

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YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 28:  (Editorial Use Only) Ryoma Watanabe of High School XI and Kenta Chiba of U-18 J.League XI compete for the ball during the Next Generation Match between U-18 J.League XI and Japan High School XI at Nissan Stadium on February 28, 2015 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.  (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)

Japanese teenager is thought to be on his way to the German Bundesliga, as the newly promoted club reportedly has made an approach.

According to Sports Nippon, the 19-year-old forward has passed the medical test with the Bavarian club, where he is believed to sign a four-year deal at Audi Sportpark.

He was a part of youth national team in the 2013 U-17 World Cup in UAE, where he scored three goals and successfully led the young Blue Samurai into the round of 16.

Watanabe, who is a student of Waseda University, impressed Ingolstadt coach Ralph Hasenhuttl following his previous trial stints with another German clubs Werder Bremen and SC Freiburg this summer.