Arsenal have reached an agreement with Sanfrecce Hiroshima, the J1-League, for the transfer of one of the most promising Japanese football striker Takuma Asano to set gunner.
Asano, 21, has already been five times international with Japan -debutó in August 2015 and his presence is expected at the Olympic Games in Brazil before joining the team Arsene Wenger, who has been his main backer. Wenger has followed the Japanese footballer since the 18 year-old joined the team Hiroshima and the French coach has expressed his satisfaction at being able to incorporate your project. “Takuma is a young striker, talented and much future has had a impressive start to race in Japan and we hope that during the next two years continue to develop and progress at Arsenal, “said the coach.
Takuma Asano signed for Sanfrecce Hiroshima in January 2013, aged 18, and his appearance was spectacular. He won the J1 League -first division- league in 2013 and 2015, the Japanese Super Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and was elected Rookie of the Year ‘in 2015, after participating in 56 games and scoring 11 goals.
The signing of Takuma has accelerated following the negative response to the offer from Arsenal Jamie Vardy, who decided to stay at Leicester City, as well as the poor prospects of reaching an agreement with Olympique Lyon on Alexandre Lacazette, by whom Jean-Michel Aulas calls for 48 million euros, an amount that Arsenal are not willing to put on the table. Asano is your bet for the future.