Keisuke Honda joins Vitesse till the end of the season

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Former Japan international Keisuke Honda has made a move to Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem on a contract that runs till the end of the season, the club announced on Wednesday.

Honda left Australian side Melbourne Victory at the end of last season and has been training with Vitesse since the end of October.

In a statement, he hopes that fans in the Netherlands remember him from his playing days at VVV-Venlo in a move he made from J. League side Nagoya Grampus in 2008.

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Vitesse disclosed that Honda is waiting for clearance on a work permit and is expected to join after the international break. Honda, 33, has played at three World Cup tournaments and aims to be part of the over-age players to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games for Japan.

He announced his retirement from Japan after the 2018 World Cup after scoring 37 goals in 98 appearances for the senior national team. He previously had stints with Mexican side Pachuca and Serie A outfit AC Milan.

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