Football: Nagoya defender Fujii to join Belgian club Kortrijk


Nagoya Grampus defender Haruya Fujii is set to join Belgian first-division club Kortrijk, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

The 23-year-old Fujii made his senior national team debut for Japan in a New Year’s Day friendly match against Thailand. The transfer is likely to be worth about 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million), according to the sources.

The product of Nagoya’s youth system, Fujii made his J-League debut in 2019.

The Aichi Prefecture native, who stands 187 centimeters and is known for his strength in one-on-one situations, played in 31 first-division matches in 2022 and all 3...

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