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Saints wrap up Yoshida deal

September 1, 2012
By ESPN staff
Southampton have completed the signing of Japan defender Maya Yoshida from Dutch side VVV-Venlo.

Yoshida, who captained his country at the London Olympics, has signed a three-year contract and joins the South Coast club for an undisclosed fee that is believed to be in the region of £2 million.

The defender has already been granted a work permit by the Home Office and told the club's website: ''I am very grateful to be able to become a Saint and I will do my best for the team ...

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