Transfer Flashback: Shinji Okazaki

Transfer Flashback: Shinji Okazaki

In the summer of 2015, Leicester City signed Japan international Shinji Okazaki in a deal believed to be worth £7 million

He was never a prolific goalscorer during his time in Germany but he was still regarded as a reliable striker who had an excellent all-round game.

In his final season with Mainz 05, the former Stuttgart striker scored 12 goals while also recording six assists. The season before that, he had managed to notch up 15 and on the face of it, it seemed as though Leicester City had pulled off a good piece of business.

The striker was an instant hit with the fans in his first-season with the club and here’s what they said on his arrival.

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