Laurence Bassini has reportedly agreed a deal to sign Kido Taylor-Hart for Birmingham City on loan, if he completes his takeover of the club.
Former Watford owner Laurence Bassini is pushing for a takeover of Birmingham City, and he’s hopeful the deal will soon go through.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Bassini reported he’s looking to bring Arsenal youngster Kido Taylor-Hart with him, saying: “I am also looking at a player right now, Kido Taylor[-Hart], who is at Arsenal.”
Bassini then told the Jewish Telegraph that a deal to sign the young winger has been agreed, so it’s seemingly just a case of waiting for his takeover to go through now.
Taylor-Hart needs a loan for regular football and his first experience of the senior game, following a disrupted 2021/22 campaign.
The 19-year-old returned from injury to start the final two games of the u23s’ campaign, having been absent for the whole of 2022 up until April 22nd.
Even before that injury, the youngster was in and out of the u23 team in the first half of the season, despite his obvious talent.
“I want to go on loan,” Taylor-Hart said in early May. “I think that will help me, rather than staying with the under-23s. I know for some people it’s better to stay but for me anyways I think that will help me grow.
“I think that would be better for me. It’s men’s football. I think it can teach you some things that the under-23s can’t teach you.”
When he was playing regular football in 2020/21, Taylor-Hart was the Arsenal academy’s top scorer, with 11 goals between his appearances for the u18s and the u23s on top of five assists.
His performances late in the season were key to the u23s avoiding relegation, which allowed them to push on and fight at the top end of the Premier League 2 this year.
He then signed a new three-year deal with the club last August, saying at the time that as an Arsenal fan himself he hopes to play for the first team someday.