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Japanese superstar a “wonderful character” according to Victory chairman

It’s the biggest signing in Melbourne Victory history.

That’s the word from Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro as the club officially confirmed the signing of Japanese international Keisuke Honda on a one-year marquee deal.

The 32-year-old, who has represented Japan 98 times and is the Japanese player to score in three World Cup’s, will link up with his new teammates in Melbourne next week ahead of the season kicking off in October.

“The size of the deal is bigger than the one we did with Harry Kewell in 2012,” Di Pietro said.

“He’s still young, scored a goal at the World Cup in Russia and recently played for Italian giants AC Milan. He’s still got a lot to deliver in football.”

“Keisuke’s a wonderful character and really excited. He’s really kean to get to Melbourne and join his new teammates and integrate into our team environment and that’s music to our ears.

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