Japanese midfielder Kajiyama to join Greek club

Tokyo: FC Tokyo midfielder Yohei Kajiyama, who was a member of the Japan team which participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is set to join Greek champions Panathinaikos.

The 27-year-old, who scored two goals for the first division J-League team this season in 26 games, is expected to complete his transfer to the Athens-based club soon, reports Xinhua.

"I felt the level (of play) is high and I was motivated by that challenge," said Kajiyama.

"I want to make a solid improvement."

"Considering my age, I think this is my last chance (to play overseas)," said the 27-year-old.