Marseille complete Nakata signing

January 31, 2005
MARSEILLE, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Olympique Marseille have signed Japan midfielder Koji Nakata on an 18-month contract.

The transfer fee for the 25-year-old Kashima Antlers player, who is currently training with Japan, was not disclosed.

As a non-European Union player, Nakata will not be able to play for Marseille for at least a fortnight pending approval of his contract by French soccer's governing body.

Nakata will link up with former Japan coach Philippe Troussier, ...

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