Arsenal have signed Japan forward Takuma Asano from J-League side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, subject to the completion of a medical.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, whose side are 11/2 with Titan Bet to win the Premier next term, is keen to bolster his attack this summer and has taken the first step by landing the 21-year-old, who 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.
Asano is not expected to make a huge impact next season but Wenger believes he has the potential to be a star of the future and is delighted with the move.
“Takuma is a talented young striker and very much one for the future,” Wenger told the club’s official website. “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.