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Japanese midfielder Suzuki joins Strasbourg on loan

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Strasbourg, France, Jan 27, 2023 (AFP) - Japanese midfielder Yuito Suzuki has joined Ligue 1 outfit Strasbourg from Shimizu S-Pulse on a loan deal with an option to buy, the French club said Friday.

The promising 21-year-old is the second Japanese player at the club after goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

"He's full of talent and potential, and he's also a lovely lad," Kawashima said. "I'll be helping him get settled."

Strasbourg finished in sixth place last season as they narrowly missed out on European qualification, but are currently hovering above the relegation zone.

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