Scottish football is set to welcome yet another Japanese goalkeeper to the fore. Dundee United have just announced the signing of Japanese international Eiji Kawashima.
The prospect of goalkeeper representing the Scottish club will be determined by Visa clearances. Even though he has not signed a long-term contract with Dundee, this is undoubtedly great news for Scottish and Japanese football. The profile of the Scottish football has been reduced in recent years due to the absence of Rangers. There has been an undeniable decline in the quality of the game.
Even Dundee United have been struggling a lot for form this season. This has forced the club into making significant additions to the squad. Mixu Paatelainen has now brought in four players in total. He will be hoping that they will have a major say in the club’s attempts to move away from the drop zone. The club’s last win was back in October when they managed a narrow 1-0 win over Ross County. Since then, they have taken only a couple of points – through some draws – and this poor form sees them placed at the bottom of the table. They are already 10 points away from getting from the foot of the table.
Eiji has immense experience of playing international football after representing his country in 72 games. “Finally I’m able to join to Dundee United. I’m delighted to join this club. I will try to do all my best with my fighting spirit and my ambition as a player. I hope that can bring something different to the squad and also I hope I can use my experience as well. I’m looking forward to wearing the Dundee United jersey on the pitch soon,” said Eiji. Michal Szromnik has been the number one choice for Dundee United this season.