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Japan midfielder Abe leaves Leicester for Urawa Reds

Leicester City midfielder Yuki Abe has returned to Japan after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent, reports BBC Sport. The 30-year-old Japan international, who made 59 appearances and scored two goals during a near 18-month spell, has re-joined former club Urawa Reds.

Abe said: "Leicester City are a great club and my time in England has been a great experience.

"But the biggest challenge has been the time away from my family and they must be my priority."

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