He is an intelligent person and hard worker on the pitch, but he’ll need time – at least a year - to adapt to English football.
He graduated from one of the leading university in Japan, Keio University, and has a degree in economics.
Up-and-coming he may be, Muto is not yet a major star in Japan. Like Atsuto Uchida, Schalke’s right back, Muto is expected to become popular with Japanese girls.
With Chelsea and new shirt sponsor Yokohama Rubber planning to tour Japan this summer, Muto, should he move to Stamford Bridge, would be expected to attract plenty of female fans in addition to sparking huge media attention.
With FC Tokyo announcing that Chelsea have made an offer for Japan international Yoshinori Muto, Standard Sport is on hand to give you the full lowdown on the 22-year-old.
Following reports in the Japanese press earlier this week, FC Tokyo president Naoki Ogane has revealed that Chelsea have 'sent an offer' for midfielder Yoshinori Moto.
The bid, believed to be in the region of £4 million, follows quick on the heels of the Blues landing an £40 million-a-season contract with Japanese firm Yokohama Rubber.It will position the Blues second to only Manchester United in terms of Premier League kit deals, and is believed to be double the worth of their current deal with Samsung.Muto has admitted that it is an 'honour' to have attracted the attentions of Jose Mourinho's side, but admits he's yet to decide whether he'll make the move to Stamford Bridge. To find out, Standard Sport caught up with Tokyo Chunichi's London based correspondent and J League expert, Koki Harada.Muto is a quick and skillful right-footed who can play as off either flank or be used as a second striker.Compared with compatriot Shinji Kagawa, Muto offers more of a goal threat.He scored 13 goals last season for FC Tokyo in his first season as a professional.