Daniel Crowley could be set for a season-long loan deal either in England’s second tier or the Bundesliga next season.
That’s according to recent reports on ESPN UK, who have said the 19-year-old midfielder is a target for a “number of clubs at home and abroad”, all of which have been keeping tabs on the Englishman’s development.
Crowley enjoyed an excellent second half of last season with Eredivisie side, Go Ahead Eagles, though he couldn’t help save them from relegation.
It’s clear that if he has any chance of a first-team breakthrough, he needs to be playing regular football at a higher standard which is why this interest doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The two clubs that have already been mentioned are Hannover and Fulham.
Hannover finished second in last season’s 2. Bundesliga and were promoted back into the top tier in Germany whilst Slavisa Jokanovic’s side lost their chance at a Premier League return after defeat against Reading in the play-off semi-finals.
Crowley, who turns 20 in early August, remains one of the Gunners’ most highly-rated young midfielders and the club’s hierarchy will be keen to extend his existing deal before any loan deal is finalised.
He has previously said that he’s prepared to move elsewhere in order to become a Premier League footballer if not given the chance at Arsenal, though they will hope that this isn’t the case.
He’s yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners despite impressing on pre-season tours, so this next few months are important for his future.