Malaga sign former Leicester striker Shinzi Okazaki

Malaga have completed the signing Japanese striker Shinzi Okazaki following his release from Leicester City at the end of last season,

The Costa del Sol club confirmed via social media platforms on Tuesday afternoon that they have landed the striker, with the club’s owner Abdullah Al-Thani giving the green light to a deal.

Okazaki left the King Power Stadium at the end of last season as a free agent after opting to finish his four-year spell at the Midlands club.

The Japan international had proven a hugely popular figure in the Leicester dressing room since a €9m move from German club Mainz in 2015.

The 33-year-old made 36 Premier League appearances under Claudio Ranieri as Leicester memorably lifted the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season, scoring five goals.

He netted 19 goals across 137 matches for the Foxes – although his true value did not lie in his goal output – and while his reported wage demands were feared to provide a stumbling block to any deal for the experienced striker, the move has now been processed.

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