Japan midfielder Honda completes Botafogo move

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-01 05:47:32|Editor: huaxia

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has joined Botafogo for the 2020 Brazilian Serie A season, the Rio de Janeiro club said on Friday.

Honda signed on a free transfer after parting ways with Dutch side Vitesse in December.

"How is everything going?" Honda said in a video posted on the club's social media accounts. "I'm now a Botafogo player. See you in Rio de Janeiro."

Botafogo did not reveal details of the agreement but local media reported that he will be tied to the club until December.

The 33-year-old has been capped 98 times for Japan's national team.

Botafogo finished 15th in the 2019 Brazilian Serie A championship, just seven points clear of the relegation zone.

The two-time top flight champions began their 2020 season with a 1-0 loss to Volta Redonda in the opening round of Rio de Janeiro's Carioca championship last Saturday.