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Argyle consider Japanese players

Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle's new Japanese director is hopeful of bringing a host of his countrymen to the club.

Yasuaki Kagami arrived at Home Park for the first time last weekend after his Shonan Management Corporation bought a 20% stake in the club in April.

"We're in serious discussions with four or five [Japanese players] but realistically we're looking at January," said spokesman George Synan.

"The Japanese season ends in December and most are contracted until January."

He continued: "That's really the time when we can go out there and heavily recruit.

"They've got to fit in the team and the coach has to feel as though they'll come and compliment the team."

Plymouth Argyle have not received any offers from any players. That is the absolute truth

Plymouth chairman Paul Stapleton

The club last week announced that former Japanese international Yasuhiko Okudera had been appointed as the club's president.

Meanwhile, Argyle chairman Paul Stapleton insists the club have not received any bids for any of their players.

Hull and Sheffield United want to sign the Pilgrims' Hungarian winger Peter Halmosi.

"Plymouth Argyle have not received any offers from any players. That is the absolute truth," Stapleton said.




see also
Argyle appoint Japanese president
20 Jun 08 |  Plymouth
Sturrock happy with Japanese cash
18 Apr 08 |  Plymouth


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