Koeman wants Arsenal’s Japanese youngster Myaichi.
“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 Dutch publication NU Sport.
“After that, we can make a step. It’s not that far yet,” he added.
The youngster played well for Feyenoord on loan as an 18-year-old, which led the Dutch media to give him the nickname ‘Ryodinho’, because of his close control and exquisite touch. The tricky Japanese winger has never played a match for Arsenal though, and struggled during a loan spell last season at relegated Wigan, where he only made four appearances.
Gervinho is seemingly close to a move to Italian side Roma, which could help Myaichi’s chances of turning out for the Gunners next season. However, he is currently behind Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, and Tomas Rosicky in the Arsenal pecking order, and young German Serge Gnabry could well have jumped above him after earning rave reviews in the reserve league.
He is currently on tour with Arsenal in Asia, but it is unlikely that Arsene Wenger will stand in his way if a Feyenoord are serious about their interest.