Australian striker Josh Kennedy says he is relieved to have found a new club and is excited about his future with J-League club Nagoya Grampus. The 26-year old endured a tough season with Karlsruhe in the German Bundesliga, failing to win regular first team football due to a rift with the manager but is turning over a new leaf as he embarks on a journey into Japanese football.

"I'm so happy that I have joined the Nagoya Grampus family," Kennedy said today.

"I'm very much looking forward to a new challenge with the team and would like to score many goals for the Nagoya supporters." Kennedy is expected to arrive in Nagoya once he obtains a working visa.