J League club Kashima Antlers yesterday confirmed the departure of Japanese international central defender Gen Shoji to Ligue 1 side Toulouse, subject to a medical.
A fee agreement has been reached between the two sides, with Shoji due to travel to France in early January to undergo a medical ahead of signing a 3.5 year contract with Les Violets.
Speaking to local Japanese reporters, the 26-year-old had the following to say on his impending move:
“I will move (to France) with confidence and strong motivation. I want to demonstrate what I learned during my time with Kashima.”