Leeds United could be set to swoop on the latest free agent Ryo Miyaichi, according to FLW sources.
The talented Japanese winger has had a less than successful spell at Arsenal, having been loaned out to to Dutch clubs Feyenoord and FC Twente and has also had spells with both Wigan and Bolton, all somewhat unspectacular – however FLW understands that Leeds boss Uwe Rosler is keeping tabs on the midfielder.
Miyaichi has all the talent to be a fantastic star for any side that can give him back his confidence and allow him to play regular first team football.
Once praised by Arsenal star Theo Walcott who said the player had great pace and trickery on the ball, Miyaichi has received great praise wherever he has gone.
Notably called Ryodinho in comparison to Brazil legend Ronaldinho and even given the name ‘the Japanese Messi’ the player has a high bar to perform to, which is probably a reason that he has not succeeded under the pressure.
Known for his rapid pace and technical dribbling, Ryo is exactly what Leeds have been missing for some time, width and pace.
The Yorkshire club could benefit from taking the 22-year-old star on and seeing how he can perform in the Championship, if it doesn’t work out they can cut their losses and allow him to leave.
Although his form makes the player a somewhat gamble, Miyaichi has proved in instances that he has the talent to perform at the highest of levels when appearing for Arsenal.
With the Japanese player being loved by his native fans, the club could see an exponential growth in shirt sales over in Japan, which can lead to sponsorship and other opportunities that would have not been viable without the player.
This ideology has worked fantastically for other clubs beforehand including Manchester United with the signing of Ji-Sung Park and could really make a benefit on the finances at Elland Road.
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