Official | Naomichi Ueda joins Nîmes from Cercle Brugge

Newly relegated to Ligue 2 side Nîmes have announced the signing of 26-year-old Japanese central defender Naomichi Ueda, after an initial loan spell from Belgian side Cercle Brugge.

Sources tell Get French Football News that the “option” to buy the player was actually a free transfer, in a highly unusual circumstance for a clause of this nature.

Ueda is now under contract with Les Crocos until June 2023.