Barcelona complete Hiroki Abe signing from Kashima Antlers
Barcelona have completed the signing of young Japan attacker Hiroki Abe on a four-year deal from Kashima Antlers.
The J1 League side confirmed Abe's impending departure on Friday after agreeing a reported €2million deal, and Barca have since announced his arrival.
Abe, 20, was named Rookie of the Year in Japan's top-flight last year and featured in all three of Japan's group matches at the 2019 Copa America.
He is expected to initially link up with Barca's second string but could feature for the first-team on their pre-season tour.
[ÚLTIMA HORA] Hiroki Abe se incorpora al Barça. El delantero del Kashima Antlers, de 20 años y elegido mejor jugador joven de la J-League 2018, firma por cuatro temporadas.— FC Barcelona B (@FCBarcelonaB) July 15, 2019
¡Bienvenido al Barça Hiroki!#BarçaB#ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/qA767Kf5H8