It is hardly two months since Shinji Okazaki joint Malaga on a one-year contract that started on 30th July. Now, news just in is that the team management has abruptly decided to end his stay at the club, with the reason given being that they cannot sustain him.
The Japanese forward initially played for Leicester City and was then tasked with scoring goals for the team. The reason he moved from the Foxes to Malaga is that his four-year contract had expired.
Well, it is probably the second time this season a player’s contract ends after such a short period. Atalanta had to accept Martin Skrtel decision to leave after staying at the club for less than a month, in precise 24 months. The former Liverpool midfielder asked to leave for Istanbul Basaksehir.
Back to Okazaki, is he a frustrated man? Not really, he doesn’t appear displeased with the decision and this we can tell by his latest tweet where he gave a ‘thank you’ message to Malaguistas, citing that the few days he was at the club he was shown immense love.
Nonetheless, this could be a great inconvenience to the player for the simple reason that it is happening a day after the European transfer period closed.
Well, all is not over for the 33-year-old; this means he can now look for a space in a new club. What might, however, disadvantage him is the fact that he has not been playing much as he was absent in the games against Myanmar and Paraguay.
Again, we cannot really say that his scorecard is that bad, he managed to score 14 goals during the Premier League and his move from Mainz was a whopping £7 million – which somewhat makes his worth intact.