Aussies Abroad: Duke secures Japan move

After representing Australia at Tokyo 2020, Mitch Duke will remain on Japanese shores with his new club Fagiano Okayama.

The fresh move comes after a busy few months for the striker, who scored two goals for the Socceroos in June before being the Olyroos' sole overage representative at the Olympic Men's Football Tournament. 

The 30-year-old spent the back-end of last season at the Western Sydney Wanderers, on loan from Saudi Arabia-based club Al Taawoun FC. 

He has previously plied his trade in Japan, making nearly 100 appearances for Shimizu S-Pulse between 2015 and 2017. 

Pending a medical, Duke will now pull on the number 19 shirt for J2 League side Fagiano Okayama, with an overriding goal of inspiring a promotion push. 

"I feel that Fagiano Okayama is an ambitious club that wants to succeed, and I am happy to be able to play with such a wonderful team," he told Fagiano Okayama.

"I've played in the J-League before, but I love playing in Japan and this country. We will do our best to contribute to the promotion of the team to J1."

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