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Fulham capture Junichi Inamoto

last updated Friday 28th June 2002, 11:12 PM
Fulham sign Junichi Inamoto
Fulham sign
Junichi Inamoto
Position MidFielder
DOB 18/09/79
P.O.B. Osaka, Japan
Height 6' 0"
Weight 11st 11lb
Last Club Arsenal
Fulham have, according to Japanese World Cup star Junichi Inamoto, made an offer he could not refuse.

The 22-year-old was one of the stars of the World Cup finals and scored two goals for Japan as the co-hosts made the second phase.

Before the finals had started Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had already decided to dispense with the player's services after opting not to take up the option to sign him permanently from Gamba Osaka for £4 million.

Inamoto made just four appearances at Highbury last season, as he failed to make the breakthrough, but now he is ready to put his North London troubles behind him with a switch to the West of the capital with Jean Tigana's Fulham.

"London still appeals to me," Inamoto told Nikkan Sports.

"I have decided my future, I am going to Fulham, where they will play me."

Inamoto's decision to join Fulham means disappointment for Perugia, Atalanta and Feyenoord, who all harboured hopes of landing the Asian star.

Cottagers chief Tigana will be confident that he can get the best out of Inamoto, who has already showed in the World Cup that he has the potential to be a very good player.
Source Planetfootball
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