Leicester City: Shinji Okazaki set to sign for Foxes

Shinji Okazaki
Shinji Okazaki scred 29 goals in 70 games for Mainz

Leicester City are set to sign Japan striker Shinji Okazaki on a four-year deal from German side Mainz, subject to a work permit.

The 29-year-old scored 12 goals in the Bundesliga last season, as his side finished 11th in the table.

In total, he hit 29 goals in 70 games for Mainz, where he spent two seasons after joining from Stuttgart.

He becomes the club's third signing of the transfer window after defenders Christian Fuchs and Robert Huth.

Okazaki moved to Europe from his homeland in 2011, but managed just 13 goals in 83 games for Stuttgart, where he reached the final of the German Cup.

He moved to Mainz in 2013 and scored 15 goals in his first season as the club finished seventh in the league, securing a Europa League qualification spot.

Okazaki is Japan's third all-time leading scorer with 43 goals in 93 caps.

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