According to a number of reporters (like Sanspo, Nikkan Sports, and Sports Hochi), Shuichi Murata told reporters after practice on Saturday that he held a family meeting on Friday and was leaning towards staying with the Yokohama Bay Stars.
When asked if the fans will be happy with his decision, Murata said, "It's just as you say. I think it would be nice if that happens. I do want to continue discussing this with my family and then inform the club."
He then added, "I think I said too much. I'd like to say more, but please wait until the 15th for that."