By 90Min
November 27, 2018

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has reportedly requested the club's board to make a move for Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki in the January transfer window. 

The Japanese forward started his first Premier League game of the season in Leicester's 1-1 draw with Brighton on Saturday, but reports from Turkey claim the 32-year-old is still expected to leave the Foxes.

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AMK Spor report that following discussions with club directors, Terim has earmarked Okazaki as a player who could have a significant impact in the second half of the season for the Turkish giants.


After failing to replace French striker Bafetimbi Gomis following his departure to Saudi Arabian champions Al-Hilal, Galatasaray have reportedly prioritised bringing in a new forward in January to help fire the club to the Turkish Super Lig title.

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Okazaki's current deal with Claude Puel's side is set to run out next summer and it has been suggested that Galatasaray will look to take advantage of the situation and make a cut-price move in the winter window.


Having arrived from Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05 in the summer of 2015, Okazaki played a crucial role in Leicester's miraculous title-winning season that year, and became only the second Japanese star after Shinji Kagawa to win the Premier League

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This season however, the 32-year-old has featured just ten times for the club and has yet to score a goal. But after starting against Brighton at the weekend, Okazaki could be set for another run out as his Leicester side take on a struggling Southampton in the fourth-round of the EFL Cup.

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