Shinji Okazaki is a firm fan favourite at Leicester City for his tireless work rate. Yet, according to Sky Sports, Huddersfield Town are just one of a number of Premier League clubs who are said to have approached Leicester about Okazaki who is out of contract at the end of the season and is thought to want a fresh start.
Okazaki has featured sporadically for the foxes this season making 13 leagues appearances. Recently in an interview with the Leicester Mercury, he said: “This team is changing and the club is changing, looking for a different challenge now.”
“Me too. I want to change something because Leicester I love like family but I want another challenge in Europe. I don’t know whether to stay or go, but I want to stay in Europe. After four years there is a World Cup and I want to play in the World Cup again. Then maybe I have to stay in Europe for four more years.”
However, in a press conference on Thursday, Huddersfield manager David Wagner did not confirm or deny the clubs interest in the Japanese player. He said: “I don’t like to comment on any individual names. This makes no sense because the window is open, we have to be patient and on the other side all of the players are not our players.”