Though the striker did not meet the necessary criteria for the permit, it was agreed by the football authorities that Lee could be awarded one as it was felt he met enough of the requirements.
With his performances in the J-League, scoring 15 goals in 32 games plus his memorable winning strike against Australia in the Asian Cup. It was felt they epitomised the quality that he can bring to the English game.
Following this successful appeal, Japanese striker Lee will now finalise his entry clearance papers from the British Embassy. Then he will return to England so that he will be able to sign his contract with the Club.
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