Ronald Koeman has confirmed that he is interested in bringing Ryo Miyaichi back to Feyenoord for a second loan spell.
The Japanese international was sent to De Kuip in February 2011 after his application for a British work permit was initially rejected but put the disappointment behind him to enjoy a very successful four months in the Eredivisie. A man of the match winner on his debut he even came to be known on the terraces and in the Dutch press as ‘Ryodinho’ thanks to his Brazilian-esque close control.
“It’s right we are also working on Ryo Miyaichi, but at the moment it’s not clear what the situation is,” Koeman is quoted as saying by NuSport.
“After that, we can make a step. It’s not that far yet.”
Injuries have taken their toll on the 20-year-old winger in the last two years with loan spells at Bolton and Wigan Athletic doing little to further his chances at the Emirates.
While the possible sale of Gervinho might offer Ryo a glimpse of first team action next season it’s probably important for him to get regular game time elsewhere to help him rebuild his confidence.
Ryo is currently on tour with the first team in Asia and while it would be unfair to suggest he was bought to further the club’s name in his homeland, there’s absolutely no way Ivan Gazidis and co. are going to send him back to London to discuss a loan move on the eve of a much heralded return to Japan.
Arseblog News consequently thinks there’ll likely be little to report on this for a couple of weeks, but can definitely see it happening further down the line.