• Kyodo


Japan goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki, who was the highest-paid Japanese soccer player in the J. League with a 100 million yen annual salary this season, turned down an offer from the Nagoya Grampus Eight after the two sides met for a second round of talks on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Narazaki, named to the 2003 J. League XI earlier this month, did not reveal the details of the new contract being discussed, but said there are no hard feelings and hinted he is hoping to sign in the next meeting with the J. League first division side.

“It’s not that I’m not satisfied with the amount being offered. There’s no need to rush. I’d like to clear this all up before the end of the year, though,” said Narazaki.

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