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Eredivisie's Fortune Cookies - From Lee Chun-Soo to Havenaar
There have been several articles popping up in recent times, noting how more and more German clubs have taken note of the success Dortmund had with the Kagawa signing.
See: Schalke [Uchida], Stuttgart [G Sakai, Okazaki], Nuremberg [Kiyotake], Eintracht [Inui], Hoffenheim [Usami], Fortuna [Omae], Hannover [H. Sakai], Leverkusen [Hosogai]... Hasebe arrived prior to Kagawa's arrival and there's another Japanese residing in the 2. Bundesliga for Bochum, just as Inui was - Yusuke Tasaka.
I was only wondering, then, because when Honda was playing here for VVV, he was described by some members as a 'phenomenon' by some, the impact he made. I sort of wonder why there hasn't been a similar exodus of J-League talent to the Eredivisie as Honda and a few other Japanese players have made quite an impact at Dutch clubs. I know there is a presence in the league from the J-League but nothing comparable to that which you see in Germany.
Originally Posted by Chatbox Ana
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