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 By AAP

Sanfrecce Hiroshima sign Besart Berisha from Melbourne Victory

Besart Berisha
Besart Berisha.

The A-League has lost perhaps its greatest striker after Besart Berisha secured a lucrative move to Japan.

Nearly two months after hinting at a move abroad, the competition's most prolific scorer has joined J-League leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

It means the 32-year-old won't see out the remaining season of his deal with Melbourne Victory.

But it also represents a deserved late-career payday for the Kosovo international, who's dominated the A-League since arriving at Brisbane Roar in 2011.

He moved...

 By Paul Murphy

Teerasil Dangda to join Sanfrecce Hiroshima after clash with JDT

Teerasil celebrates goal for Thailand in 2016 AFF Cup
Teerasil Dangda has been capped 91 times by Thailand.

Muang Thong United striker Teerasil Dangda will become the second Thailand international in the J.League's top tier next year having sealed a one-year loan deal with Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

Teerasil joined the Japanese side one year to the day after playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin signed an 18-month loan deal with Consadole Sapporo.

But Teerasil will stay on for Muang Thong's AFC Champions League preliminary round clash against Malaysia's Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) on Jan. 23rd. And he will also be available...

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Masato Kudo leaves Whitecaps after one season, returns to J-League

Masato Kudo's time in MLS is over after one season.

Masato Kudo has left the Vancouver Whitecaps after one season to sign with Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan.

The 26-year-old and the MLS club mutually agreed to terminate his contract on Friday, and the J-League team said on Saturday his transfer was completed.

"Masato is one of the best professionals I have ever worked with and we are thankful for the contributions he made during his time in Vancouver," Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson said in a statement.

"This move will provide Masato an opportunity...

Takuma Asano impressing for Sanfrecce ahead of Arsenal move

Takuma Asano is showing impressive goal-scoring form for Sanfrecce Hiroshima ahead of his move to Arsenal.

Asano, 21, who has agreed a deal to join the Gunners this summer, scored twice over the weekend for his current team Sanfrecce in the J-League in a 4-2 loss to Kashima Antlers.

Arsenal announced an agreement earlier this month to buy the Japan international, but the transfer is still pending a medical and regulatory processes.

And while Arsene Wenger has hinted that the speedy forward needs...