Saori Takarada signs for Leicester City from a Swedish side, Linköpings FC. She signed an 18-month contract.
The 23-year-old will join the Foxes in January when the transfer window opens. Prior to her Swedish experience, the Japanese midfielder played for Cerezo Osaka Sakai for the major part of her career. She left Japan in 2021 and moved to the US, signing for Washington Spirit. Takarada joined Linköpings FC in 2022. The Asian Young Footballer of the Year in 2018 is also a regular member of the national team with 20 caps on her tally.
“I’m very happy. It’s amazing. I’ve always wanted to play in England so there’s lots of excitement to be playing here in this stadium and with this team,” added Takarada.