Leeds United reported to be keen to loan talented Arsenal youngster

Football Insider claims that Leeds United are targeting a move for exciting Arsenal goalkeeping prospect, James Hillson.

The youngster only joined the Gunners from Reading in the summer, but he has been in fine form for Arsenal’s reserves.

Because of his performances, the Gunners are considering giving him a new deal to extend his stay with them beyond this season.

However, the report claims that Leeds United have been monitoring the 19-year-old and Marcelo Bielsa’s side might make a move for him at the end of this season.

Hilson hasn’t made an appearance for the Arsenal senior team yet, but with Matt Macey set to leave the Emirates at the end of this season, he might be drafted in as the club’s third choice.

However, the report seems to suggest that Arsenal’s plan is to hand him a new deal and then send him out on loan for the whole of next season.

Arsenal has developed the reputation of being one team that trusts their youngsters and Mikel Arteta remains committed to developing the club’s youth prospect.

The Spaniard has given chances to a number of youth team prospects since he became the club’s manager and he might give Hilson a chance soon if the youngster goes out on loan and performs to a high standard.

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  1. Geoff says:

    Absolutely incredible if true !! Especially after the way they treated Eddie, and Bielsa tried to blame it on Arsenal ! He should be told to go away in no uncertain terms !

  2. Loose Cannon says:

    19 years is the right age to be groomed into the senior team and Leeds if they can guarantee playing time for cup games, great! We never had an Englishman as good GK after Seaman the legend!Someone who can be the national GK. Gone are the days when the core English team were from Arsenal / ManU. Long for those days back, club rivalry at its best, but teamwork for the national team.

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