Urawa Reds’ Abe on verge of Leicester City transfer

Urawa Reds star Yuki Abe is set to join English Championship club Leicester City.

Urawa Reds star Yuki Abe is set to join English Championship club Leicester City.

The 28-year old Japan international has been linked with the Foxes for the past few days and it is believed that a transfer is close with Abe set to undergo a medical.

Abe said he was looking for a new challenge and hoped the move went through as soon as possible.

"I believe there is a new challenge waiting for me there and I'm hoping to finalise the move," Abe said.

However, there is a chance that the move may break down as Abe could struggle to obtain a work permit as he hasn’t played the required number of internationals recently.

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