News from Holland this morning suggests that Ajax are interested in taking Ryo Miyaichi on a season long loan.
The Japanese flyer has been linked with a move to Premier League side Norwich and perhaps that would be best for his long term development in English football, but the idea of him at Ajax is an interesting one.
Miyaichi previously spent half a season in the Eredivisie and impressed during his time with Feyenoord, but working closely with Gunners legend and now assistant manager at Ajax, Dennis Bergkamp, would certainly be an exciting prospect.
Whether the links between Wenger and Bergkamp, along with Ajax’s style of play, are enough to make the deal happen remains to be seen. Arsenal may want to the youngster to stay in England to ‘toughen up’ but the tutelage he’d receive in Amsterdam could prove just as valuable. The issue could be complicated by Ryo’s need for a work permit to play in England.
Miyaichi is due to go on the pre-season tour of Asia where he’ll get a chance to impress the manager, but a loan move, one way or the other, looks most likely for the season ahead.