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Wolves sign Zurich midfielder Kawabe

06 ม.ค. 2022
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Wolves sign Zurich midfielder Kawabe

Wolves sign Zurich midfielder Kawabe

Wolves sign Zurich midfielder Kawabe

Japan midfielder Hayao Kawabe has joined Wolves from Grasshopper Club Zurich on

a three-and-a-half-year deal.

The 26-year-old will spend January’s Swiss Super League winter break at Molineux before returning to Zurich

on loan for the rest of the season.

Hayao Kawabe scored his first and only goal for Japan against Tajikistan in June.

Kawabe made his senior Japan debut against South Korea in March 2021 and is Wolves’ first Japanese player.

Technical director Scott Sellars said: “Hayao is a player we’ve watched a lot and he’s done really well this season.”

Sellars added: “He’s an attacking midfield player, very energetic, very busy, and has good quality.

He’s really shone at Grasshoppers this year, and he’s one of the main reasons they’re doing so well.”

Since joining Grasshoppers from Sanfrecce Hiroshima before the 2021-22 season, Kawabe  capped four times for Japan 

has scored four goals and made three assists in 18 appearances.