Kaylen Hinds has continued his dazzling form for new club, Wolfsburg.
Hinds signed a three-year deal with Wolfsburg back in July in search of first team football in a new environment after spending his entire career so far at Arsenal.
Since, the 19-year-old’s gone on to score an impressive three goals in five games.
Although these five fixtures have all been pre-season friendlies, the striker can only score against who’s put in front of him.
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The England u18 international scored his debut goal for the Bundesliga team against 3. Liga club Hansa Rostock and also found the back of the net against Bundesliga 2 side Dynamo Dresden.
Hinds joins former Arsenal academy boss, Andries Jonker, in Germany, who the youngster reveals always had his back.
“At Arsenal he always had my back, he’s always looked on improving me. Coming here and working with him is a good thing for me,” said Hinds.
Freddie Ljungberg is Jonker’s assistant and helped the Dutchman save Wolfsburg from relegation.
Hinds spent the second half of last season on loan at League Two club, Stevenage, where he made 13 appearances but failed to score.
Apart from that, the teenager made just six appearances for Arsenal’s youth team last term.
The young striker’s move to another country in pursuit of competitive football is a bold one and, given that Chris Willock has also signed for Benfica this summer, potentially the start of a trend.
Academy players now appear to be coming to the realisation, particularly with clubs forking out so much cash for big stars, that they may not get a look in if they’re at a decent club. Therefore, they’re moving to lower league teams elsewhere so that they can not only get first team experience but try out a new environment altogether.