Michael Olunga’s transfer to Japan top tier club Kashiwa Reysol has been confirmed.
The 24-year-old has been acquired by the J-League side on a three-year contract from Chinese club Guizhou Zhicheng.
“New Roads, New Rivers, New Chapter. Beginning of another unfolded history,” Olunga wrote on his Instagram page in his first message since becoming a Reysol player.
Media reports suggest the player will now pocket Sh15 million as monthly salary at his new workstation, translating to a Sh5 million increase.
Olunga becomes the first Kenyan footballer to play professionally in Japan.
The left-footed attacker is also the latest big-name player to move to Japan, following in the footsteps of European stars Andreas Iniesta, Lukas Podolski and Fernando Torres.