Southampton loans Lee to FC Tokyo

Southampton announced Thursday that it has loaned former FC Tokyo striker Tadanari Lee back to his old club for the remainder of the season.

The 27-year-old has been sidelined with injuries this term, hampering his chances to gain a regular place in the first-team. The Korean-born Japan international played in seven games and scored one goal for the Saints last season.

"I decided to move to FC Tokyo for half a year from Southampton," Lee said in a statement. "I thought about many things and I made the decision. I will do my very best for FC Tokyo and try to improve myself and the team."