Confirmed: Burton leaves for Dinamo Zagreb

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Arsenal have confirmed that Robbie Burton has joined Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb in a permanent deal.

The 20-year-old midfielder looked decent when he featured during the pre-season tour of the US on Freddie Ljungberg’s recommendation.

Unfortunately, given the competition for places, he hasn’t been able to make the breakthrough at senior level and he’s seemingly decided his future is better off elsewhere.

A move to Croatia is certainly unusual for a British player but it’s not like Dinamo Zagreb are a small side. They regularly play Champions League and Europa League football and notable alumni include ex-Gunner Eduardo, Mateo Kovacic, Mark Viduka and Robert Prosinecki.

We wish Robbie all the best in Zagreb.

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DylantheDog
DylantheDog
1 month ago

Um, Luka Modric?

arseblog
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  DylantheDog

Who?

M89
M89
1 month ago
Reply to  arseblog

It’s Davor Suker’s illegitimate son.. Remember him?

arseblog
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  M89

Luker Suker

Djo
Djo
1 month ago

Luka Modrić, Marcelo Brozović, Šime Vrsaljko, Vedran Ćorluka, Dejan Lovren, Mario Mandžukić and many more developed by Dinamo Zagreb. They have recently sold Dani Olmo (snaped from la masia) to RB Leipzig for 25M€.

They are great side for developing young talent.

Maky
Maky
1 month ago
Reply to  Djo

How you can forget Eduardo 😀

thebigraygun
thebigraygun
1 month ago

wish him luck, seems a good move to try and get established somewhere.

Vonnie
Vonnie
1 month ago

A brave and unusual move for him, I wish him all the very best and hope he does well.

Merlin's Panini
Merlin's Panini
1 month ago

That’s an interesting move. He should be able to get some regular playing time there and if he does well a bit of Champions League exposure will do him no harm at all. Good luck to him.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

hopefully we have an acceptable buy back clause…

Maky
Maky
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

No buy back clause

Grymelock
Grymelock
1 month ago

How’s that work? Aren’t we outside of the transfer window?

Seems smart though, get out before the end of the year when European transfers like this are surely going to become alot trickier.

Richie
1 month ago
Reply to  Grymelock

Just googled it; The transfer window in Croatia is open from Jan 20, 2020 to Feb 17, 2020. 
So he must have signed yesterday.

Kingsley
Kingsley
1 month ago

Did we get any money?

Maky
Maky
1 month ago
Reply to  Kingsley

1M €

Badaab
Badaab
1 month ago
Reply to  Kingsley

KSE might, but *we* won’t.

Terry Henry
Terry Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Kingsley

800K I read

Richie
1 month ago
Reply to  Terry Henry

16 days of Ozil wages.

Bai Blagoi
Bai Blagoi
1 month ago

Good luck to Robbie! Reminds me of Chuba Akpom, who also found regular football on the Balkans. (And Asano, of course, just not sure if we can count him as a real Arsenal player..)

Naked Cygan
Naked Cygan
1 month ago

The few times I saw him play, he seemed pretty good. Very confident and a good passer. Why not loan him to Brentford?

Vonnie
Vonnie
1 month ago
Reply to  Naked Cygan

Maybe he didn’t want to. Maybe he wanted something different and was offered a god deal with good prospects there. Players have choices and opinions too.

Vonnie
Vonnie
1 month ago
Reply to  Vonnie

God deal? Good deal!

Dave cee
Dave cee
1 month ago

That’s a good move for him. Big club in a beautiful part of the world. Language might be a bit tricky tho.
Out of the blue, but good luck to him

Moxrex
Moxrex
1 month ago

I hope there is a buy back option available

Santori
Santori
1 month ago

Promising lad.

Hope he makes a good career out of the opportunity.

Great to see many of the local lads now going abroad for career advancement and making good.

Shame we could not use him but we have a lot of candidates from academy trying to squeeze into midfield with Willock and Smith-Rowe likely prime at the moment (add Guendouzi)

Willock particularly has grabbed opportunity with Guendouzi as example and really excelled.

Still plenty of work to do with him but very positive things (particularly as an impact player) from Joe.