Crewe Alexandra are hoping to sign two unnamed Arsenal youngsters on loan before their match with Tranmere this weekend.
Local media report that Crewe boss, Steve Davis, spoke to Steve Bould about the possibility of bringing in a couple of Arsenal’s academy players, but efforts fell short.
Although the transfer window for purchasing players has closed, it is still possible to loan players to lower division clubs, and Crewe look set to try again, although they do have some concerns about being able to meet the wages.
“I know Steve from when I was at Stoke as a 16-year-old,.” said Davis. “I made contact with him on deadline day and tried to do something then, but couldn’t quite pull it off.
“However, negotiations are ongoing. Arsenal’s players are grounded very much like ours in terms of the way they play. They would fit in nicely with what we do.
“They are on big money there and that is always a problem. We are hopeful it will happen, but if it doesn’t, we’ll look elsewhere.”
With plenty of young talent at the club who could benefit from loan spells elsewhere, it’s likely there’ll be a number of loan deals organised in the coming weeks.