ARSENAL have made an bid for Sanfrecce Hiroshima striker Takuma Asano, according to reports in Japan.Takuma who? We hear you cry. So, here are five things you need to know about the 21-year-old. 1 He has international pedigreeAsano has made four appearances for Japan, scoring one goal. His sole strike came against Bulgaria in a 7-2 friendly win earlier this month. He is expected to feature for Japan at the Rio Olympics which start on 5 August. 2 He has actually won the leagueWhile for many of the current Arsenal squad league titles are merely a pipe dream, Asano has already lifted a league trophy twice. He won the J1 League – the top tier of the Japanese football league – in both 2013 and 2015 with Sanfreece Hiroshima. 3 He is *officially* a wonderkid Asano was crowned the J League Rookie of the Year in 2015. 4 He is incredibly humbleHe was an integral part of the Japan side who won the Under-21 Asian Championships earlier this year in January, where he scored two goals in the tournament. Instead of basking in the glory, Asano thanked his team-mates and said that he could have done better.Asano said: “I have to do a much better of job finishing. My team-mates… Read full this story
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