Wednesday 18 October 2017

Arsenal agree deal to sign Japan forward Takuma Asano

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal have signed Japan forward Takuma Asano from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, subject to the completion of a medical and regulatory processes.

The 21-year-old has won five caps for Japan since making his debut in August 2015 and is set to take part in the Rio Olympics next month.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger told the club's official website: "Takuma is a talented young striker and very much one for the future.

"He has had an impressive start to his career in Japan and we look forward to him developing over the next couple of years."

Takuma signed for Sanfrecce Hiroshima as an 18-year-old in January 2013 and went on to make 56 appearances, scoring 11 goals.

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