Arsenal have reportedly made an offer to sign Japanese striker Takuma Asano from Sanfrecce Hiroshima.
The youngster has scored only one goal in four appearances for his national side, and Gunners are keen to lure him at the Emirates, as reported by Sanyo News.
The north Londoners are clearly on the lookout for a striker ahead of next season, as they failed the pursuit of Leicester City superstar Jamie Vardy.
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) June 29, 2016
However, it has been claimed that Arsene Wenger’s side will immediately loan Asano out should they successfully signed the prospect.
It remains to be seen whether the 21-year-old will indeed link up with the Premier League outfit.
Arsenal already have plenty of exciting forwards on their ranks, including Stephy Mavididi, Donyell Malen and Edward Nketiah, and signing the Japanese international might push those prospects further down the pecking order.
Here’s how Twitter reacts to reports that Arsenal will make a move to sign Asano.
Asano Takuma will end up being another Park Chu Young ???? #AFC
— Alhaji Pablo (@fr3sh_ish) June 29, 2016
Takuma Asano is not a bad prospect but given the history of J-League players with AFC, i’d loan him out to an EPL team once signed.
— Ian mutiso (@eyanm) June 29, 2016
Takuma Asano will definitely solve Arsenal’s striker issues. #afc
— Joey (@Estadox) June 29, 2016
Having extensively scouted Takkie(as he likes to be known) Asano for over 3 seasons now I can guarantee he will be a success at this club.
— Dinklage (@Dinklage_Afc) June 29, 2016
— Ant Newman (@Numes1985) June 29, 2016
Looks like Arsenal will sign Takuma Asano and loan him out straight away. Interesting move…More important things to do at the moment
— TheAFCMuzzle (@TheAFCMuzzle) June 29, 2016
Arsenal fans don’t like Giroud so Wenger is about to sign Takuma Asano.
— yaw obeng (@yobeng) June 29, 2016
When Arsenal are about to sign Takuma Asano and rival fans pretend they don’t know who he is pic.twitter.com/KHkh2aJQPe
— Jag hatar Island (@Wooflexis) June 29, 2016
Takuma Asano to Arsenal has to be up there with the most bizarre transfer rumors yet – think of the merchandise sales though. ¥¥¥£££
— Ollie Trenchard (@OllieTrenchard) June 29, 2016