Man City will be possibly loaning out Ryotaro Meshino to Hearts in order to boost his development. The Football Manc Cave are looking at two things he will bring to the club.
According to Edinburgh News, Hearts boss, Craig Levein is optimistic about the work permit that could be being granted in order to let 21-year-old Meshino move on loan. Pep Guardiola’s side only recruited him earlier this month, however, traditional Man City style could see him going out on loan to build his own experience and development but also to build his reputation.
The deal has not yet been completed for the midfielder, although hopes are very high for Hearts. If plans go ahead and he does get the decision going on his favour, what could Meshino bring to the Scottish side?
He hasn’t played an awful lot of top tier football so far. Yet he made the transition into becoming a member of the first team at Gamba Osaka earlier this year after he managed to find the back of the net 7 times in 4 games for the Under 23’s side. He’s also been noted to always have an eye for goal, pass a lot and dribble with the ball where and when it’s appropriate. He’s a clever player that will bring a lot of skill to Hearts.
The transition from Japanese football shouldn’t take him too long at all as he’s used to around 28,000 home fans piling the pressure on him. There will be a lot of pressure on the 21-year-old and expectations he’s not used to, however, if he’s going back into Pep Guardiola’s side, it’s something he will have to get used to.
Not only will he be bringing a lot of skill and creativity to Hearts that will hopefully result in goals, but Craig Levein and his team can also prepare him for what it’s going to be like to play over here.