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."