Feyenoord keen on Ryo return
Rotterdammers chief hopes Arsenal starlet will re-sign on loan
Last Updated: July 28, 2011 9:55am
Miyaichi: Wanted back on loan at Feyenoord this season
Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel intends to fly to London next month to discuss the possibility of another loan deal for Japanese starlet Ryo Miyaichi with Arsenal.
The 18-year-old winger impressed on loan at De Kuip last season after signing his first senior deal with the Gunners in the summer.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has indicated he could include Miyaichi in his squad this season, with the youngster having already joined the North Londoners on their pre-season tour of Asia.
But Van Geel is hoping the tactician can be persuaded to loan the Japan Under-19 international out for another campaign.
"Arsenal are waiting for a yes or no on the application of a work permit for Ryo," Van Geel explained to Voetbal International.
"In mid-August, they hope to obtain an answer about it and I'm actually planning to fly to London."
Van Geel had previously stated Miyaichi could be surplus to requirements at Feyenoord this season due to the presence of Sekou Cisse and Jerson Cabral, who primarily play on the left wing.
But after consideration the Dutchman admits versatile Miyaichi would help bolster other areas of his attack.
"We're not so strong in terms of our attackers," he added. "Ryo can actually deal with all positions up front.
"In regards to the left wing, that is doubly occupied. But for all other places up front we could do with strengthening."