Arsenal forward Kaylen Hinds has completed a £2m move to Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg.
The talented 19-year-old, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Stevenage during the second-half of last season, leaves without making a senior appearance. He is rated highly by former Academy boss Andries Jonker, who left to join the Wolves earlier this year.
Late last month, we reported that there was a good possibility he would be persuaded to reunite with Jonker and assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg with Wolfsburg representing an attractive option abroad.
Despite extending his existing deal before going out on-loan in January, Hinds would’ve known that opportunities to earn first-team minutes are increasingly scarce especially for promising youngsters.
Hinds provided a social media update, thanking staff and players at Arsenal over the past five years. In addition, he posted a picture of himself being put through his paces in his new colours at an open training session, being advised by Ljungberg himself.
On Instagram he wrote:
“Firstly I want to thank everyone at Arsenal for the amazing 5 years at the club from all my mangers and staff members on and off the pitch that have helped me in my career so far. I’m happy to announce that I have moved to Wolfsburg. This is a big new challenge for me moving abroad but I believe this is the best move to further my development and I can’t wait to get started and push on with my career #wolves”
He’s the second Academy player to depart for pastures new in the past few weeks, following Chris Willock’s switch to SL Benfica.
He is set to train with the first-team on a daily basis but is viewed as a “possible prospect” in their side.