Overnight reports have linked Japanese superstar Shinji Ono to the inaugural Marquee player position for Western Sydney Wanderers.
The attacking playmaker would be a massive boon to the creative stocks of the new club, while enabling the Wanderers to tap into the potentially lucrative Asian market.
Ono has nearly 350 first team matches under his belt as well as 56 caps for the Samurai Blue. His gifted feet caused him to be nicknamed 'Genius' from early in his career, with outstanding vision and creativity with his defence splitting through balls.
The report in the Sydney Morning Herald states that Ono is preferred by Tony Popovic over Michael Ballack who has made approaches to the Wanderers officials. Such a signing would be a huge boon to the playing roster and would have the attacking stocks of the team salivating at the prospect of his creative playmaking.