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Cologne swoop for Japan forward Osako

Japan striker Yuya Osako has joined newly-promoted Bundesliga side Cologne from 1860 Munich. The 24-year-old is currently with the Japan squad preparing for the World Cup and will link up with his new club once the tournament is over.

"I am very happy to play in front of the fantastic fans in Cologne and I am sure that I can still improve myself in the Bundesliga, being one of the best leagues in the world," Osako told Cologne's website.

"I would like to thank everybody in the club at 1860 Munich for their support. Having taken this decision, I feel relieved and, as a result, I can fully concentrate on the World Cup."

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