Daniel Crowley has joined Barnsley on a 6 month loan deal.
The 17 year old will play with The Tykes until January in League One in order to fast-track his development.
The midfielder is very highly rated at Arsenal and rather than have him play at underage level this season, it’s felt that some first team football is what he needs to make the right kind of progress.
Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson said, “I’m delighted to welcome Dan on board. He is an exceptional and exciting talent who is very highly thought of at Arsenal and we are extremely pleased that we have been entrusted with his further development.
“This loan signing further evidences that Barnsley can persuade some of the country’s best young talent to come to us, even where there is stern competition. Undoubtedly, at just 17 years old, Dan is one of the best young players in his age group in Europe.
“Dan has genuine, top-level skill and quality. I am delighted Arsenal have chosen Barnsley to aid the development of this exceptional talent, as well as aiding us in our pursuit of promotion.”
It’s interesting to note they say they Crowley also had options in the Championship.
He becomes the second youngster to leave the club on loan in the last few days with Jon Toral’s move to Birmingham confirmed, while Isaac Hayden is expected to join Hull on a season-long deal sooner rather than later.
Good luck to all of them.