Tokyo striker Muto appears on AERA cover

Tokyo striker Muto appears on AERA cover

FC Tokyo striker Yoshinori Muto will be featured in the latest edition of Japanese magazine Aera, his club announced on Monday.

The growing Japan icon, who scored two goals in Tokyo’s 2-2 draw at Gamba Osaka on Saturday, has also been photographed for the publication’s cover.

Muto’s league debut came against Sanfrecce Hiroshima in July 2013 and he has now gone on to score 16 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions for his club.

Ex-Samurai Blues coach Javier Aguirre called up Muto for the 2015 Asian Cup, where the promising starlet went on to play in every game as Japan progressed to the quarter-finals.