Vissel Kobe in talks to sign Eiji Kawashima

Japanese giants Vissel Kobe have opened talks with 36-year-old out-of-contract goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, whose contract with Ligue 1 side Strasbourg has just expired, according to Goal France.

Should a deal be done, he would join up with the likes of David Villa, Andrés Iniesta & Lukas Podolski.

Kawashima has already held weighty discussions with Kobe, but negotiations are being blocked on some minor details. Other Japanese sides have also made enquiries for the ex-Standard Liege and Dundee shot-stopper.

Kawashima does not intend to bring an end to his career yet, and wants to make it to the 2020 Qatar World Cup at least.



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