Catania striker Takayuki Morimoto has joined Novara.

The Japan international joins Novara in a co-ownership agreement.

Morimoto, 23, made his Serie A debut for Catania in January 2007, but he has struggled for goals in Serie A.

In 81 League games for the Stadio Massimino outfit, he only managed to scored 15 goals. That's an average of one goal every five games.