The Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima for one season, signed with the French first division, Strasbourg. The ex-keeper of Lierse and Standard goes in the Straatburgse purpose to compete with our countryman Matz Sels.
Kawashima is already 35 years old and comes from Metz, which he last season were relegated to the Ligue 2. The captain of the Japanese national team is the second goalkeeper that Strasbourg this transfer raises, after Sels, for four million euros from Newcastle happened. Sels was in the beginning of the season, owner and swallowed meanwhile, three tegendoelpunten in as many races.
With four out of nine is Strasbourg provisional twelfth in the Ligue 1. Kawashima took to the world cup is still the eighth-finals with Japan, but it were the Red Devils end up with 2-3 strong.
Notable: Sels followed six years ago when the now-defunct Lierse upgraded to Standard. Both of whom have come together many years later so again.