Japan striker Takayuki Suzuki will join newly promoted Belgian first-division club K Heusden Zolder from Kashima Antlers on loan until the end of next June, the J. League first-division side said Monday.

The contract, effective from Wednesday, was hammered out at the day’s final meeting at Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture, between Zolder and Kashima officials, the latter said.

The lanky 27-year-old recently returned to Kashima after a disappointing loan spell at Belgian first-division side Genk.

Suzuki joined Genk on a one-year loan deal after impressing at last year’s World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea but was unable to gain a regular place in the first team.

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