The Guardian report this morning that Isaac Hayden is on the verge of loan move to Hull City.
The 20 year old made the fringes of the first team squad last season but was derailed by a relatively serious knee injury. He’s now at a point where he needs to play regular football, and a year on loan in the Championship as the Tigers push for immediate promotion back to the Premier League could be just the ticket.
His versatility will be an asset as he can play in midfield or central defence, so it’ll also be interesting to see where Steve Bruce uses him.
If the move goes through, Hayden will be the second youngster to leave on loan in the last few days, following Jon Toral’s move to Birmingham City.
Meanwhile, former Gunner Ignasi Miquel, who joined Norwich on a two year deal last summer, has been released by the Canaries after reaching a deal to cut short his contract.
The central defender made only two appearances last season and it’s fair to say it hasn’t worked out at all for him there.
It does seem as if there might be a personal issue at play as when he appeared for Arsenal he looked more than capable of holding his own in the Championship, but his almost total lack of playing time suggests a problem somewhere.
Good luck to him wherever he ends up.