Done deal: Midfielder signs after Arsenal agree transfer
By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal have agreed a deal for midfielder Daniel Crowley to spend the rest of the season on loan at Go Ahead Eagles, it was announced on Tuesday evening.
Crowley, 19, has made the move to Holland on a temporary basis in his third loan move of his career.
The Gunners revealed on their official website that the bright prospect will spend the remainder of the campaign at the Eredivisie outfit as he looks to develop his game.
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Crowley spent the first half of the campaign on loan with League One outfit Oxford, where he played 11 times with a return of three goals and two assists.
He also spent the first half of the previous campaign on loan with Barnsley in the English third tier, playing 13 times with one goal and one assist.
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The player is considered a bright prospect in the Arsenal youth ranks and the north London side made the move to sign him from Aston Villa in the summer of 2013.
The England Under-19 international is still waiting to make his Gunners senior bow.
However, if all goes well in Holland then he could come back and help reinforce Arsene Wenger’s midfield.
Football Insider verdict:
A move to a foreign country and the Eredivise will only benefit Crowley in the long-term. It has long been thought that a number of young English players ignore the benefits of learning from another country. However, Holland’s top flight will develop Crowley far better than what the English third tier or the Gunners youth team will and he will become a greater player in the future for it. Go Ahead Eagles are currently bottom of the Eredivise, meaning that Crowley could see an extended run in the first team as he aims to help them fight off relegation.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Rangers are closing in on the signing of this Gunners youngster.