Leicester City are set to secure the services of Japanese striker Shinji Okazaki from German side 1. FSV Mainz 05 on a four-year deal, subject to work permit, international and Fifa clearance.
The 29-year-old forward arrives at King Power Stadium from the Bundesliga for an undisclosed fee and is set to become the Foxes’ third signing of the summer following additions of Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs.
Regarded as one of the finest forwards in the German league, Okazaki brings with him an exciting and explosive playing style alongside an impressive international pedigree.
His 43 goals in just 93 games for Japan make him his nation’s third all-time record goalscorer, while his 12 league goals for Mainz last season also saw him become the Bundesliga’s all-time leading Japanese scorer.